Bamaw is a small town and sets prettily amid rolling hills. One can encounter colourfully dressed members of Lisu, Rawan, Kachin, Shan and Palaung national races shop in the town. Some street bazaars open at around 4 am, with flickering candles dimly showing fruits, flowers and vegetables. It is possible to take a double-decker river boat from Bhamo to Mandalay. It’s an enjoyable trip, which passes through the scenic beauty of nature.