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Bhamo

(bä`mō, bəmō`), town (1981 est. pop. 14,000), NE Myanmar, on the upper Ayeyarwady River. Located c.900 mi (1,450 km) from the sea, it is the head of navigation on the Ayeyarwady. Bhamo is the market town for the surrounding hill region and is also important for its ruby mines. Formerly significant as a center of overland trade with China, it was linked in World War II by the building of the Stilwell Road to Ledo in Assam, India. Although most of the population is now Kachin, in 1884 the Burmese authorities used Chinese freebooters to repel a Kachin attack on the town.
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BEYOND BHAMOThe 20-cabin Kindat will sail every Saturday between Mandalay and Bhamo, the most northerly navigable point on the Irrawaddy, 1,000 miles from Yangon.
A similar offer is being made by Orient Express company, which is operating an 11-night river cruise to the more northerly Gorges of Bhamo.
Orcaella will operate between Yangon and Bhamo and the ship's shallow draft will allow it to cruise exciting itineraries on the remote Chindwin River, passing extensive mountain ranges towards western Myanmar as far north as Homalin, 30 miles from the Indian border.
He joined the Madras Army as a cadet in 1849, beginning a distinguished career, and the British government engaged him to open up an official trade route into China from Bhamo in Burma.
Amid heavy monsoon downpours, the protests grew stronger each day, spreading across Burma, from Yangon, Sittwe, Mandalay and Sagaing all the way to Myitkyina and Bhamo in Kachin State.
The attack occurred in Bhamo (Manmaw) district, which borders China and has recently experienced heavy fighting between Myanmar government forces and KIA insurgents.
Orient-Express offers several itineraries, with the best a 16-night Bhamo trip beginning with a night at the stunning Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
China will rebuild a strategic road inside Myanmar that would connect China's landlocked southwestern Yunnan Province with Myanmar's northern port of Bhamo to further boost ''exchanges'' between China and Southeast Asia, Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday.
In the spring of 1942, key cities in south and central Burma such as Rangoon, Bhamo, and Myithyina, also fell into Japanese hands.
41) Beijing is also keen to develop the economy of southern Chi na by exporting goods through a transport corridor stretching from Yunnan to the Irrawaddy River at Bhamo and thence to the Bay of Bengal.
The new services include Fokker 27 aircraft flights from southern Bago division's Toungoo to Heho, Loikaw, Monghsat, Namsang, Tachilek and Yangon; from northern Kachin state's Myitkyina to Bhamo and Putao; and from the northern city of Mandalay to the ten destinations of Bagan, Nyaung U, Bhamo, Heho, Kalay, Kengtung, Khanti, Magway, Myitkyina and Tachilek.
Named after the dolphins known to inhabit the Ayeyarwady River, Orcaella will meander the Ayeyarwady River between Yangon and Bhamo.