Chindwin River, main tributary of the Irrawaddy River, northern Myanmar (Burma). It offers spectacular scenery of lush jungles and sheer cliffs, misty-blue mountains and charming towns and villages. The Chindwin generally flows southward through the N’ga Hills and past the towns of Singkaling Hkamti, Homalin, Thaungdut, Mawlaik, Kalewa, and Monywa.
Chindwin river valleys were less accessible than other places in Myanmar. Isolation keeps the Chindwin Valley as deep jungles and lofty mountains and less inhibited. Hence, the cultures of the inhabitants are more unspoilt, and the towns and villages lining the river have an otherworldly atmosphere even in this country seeped in ancient traditions. The Uyu and the Myittha are the main tributaries of the system. During part of the rainy season (June-November), the Chindwin is navigable by river steamer for more than 400 miles (640 km) upstream to Singkaling Hkamti. It joins the Irrawaddy River near Myingyan.
People live in bamboo houses, and these airy bamboo houses line are narrow and shady lanes along while bullock carts ply goods and people. The people’s live is simple, but filled with goodwill for strangers and humor among themselves. Probably, you will notice soon that in Myanmar, people are the main attraction and the very reason you should come back.