Bhamo is a quiet town on the banks of the Irrawaddy in southern Kachin State. Bhamo is a small town and set prettily amid rolling hills. One can encounter color fully dressed members of Lisu, Rawan, Kachin, Shan and Palaung national races shop in the town. Some street bazaars open at around 4am ,with flickering candles dimly showing fruits, flowers and vegetables. Most people fly here from other parts of Myanmar.