Laiza is a city in Northern Myanmar, on the border with China. A village prior to 1994, it became one of the most important cities in Kachin State after KIO made a cease-fire agreement with the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). The ruling military junta is demanding to hand-over of Laiza and Mai Ja Yang, cities built by the cease-fire group, before implementation of the new constitution drawn in favour of the government.
You can reach Laiza only by car. There are many cars run by business persons through out twenty four hours a day. For foreigners, may need special permission to go beyond Balamintin Bridge near Kachin State Capital, Myitkyina on the way to Laiza.
There are two check points before and after the bridge from Myitkyina and one checkpoint in the outskirt of Waimaw and last Myanmar (Burmese) military gate in Laja Yang and you will find another combined check point at the entrance to Laiza City and on the way to Bhamo.
Please do not try to enter Laiza or KIO territory from national government controlled region. The area is riddled with landmines and there is active fighting taking place. Any attempt for foreigners to go via road will result in arrest.
You can get around shopping mall, tracking to Pajau, fun in hot spring (spa) and of course many more.
See Laiza and Mung Lai Stream, see Pa Jau Pan, a very rare and splendid flower only can see in Pa Jau Bum in the world, see Kachin Grand Manau Festival Ground with male and females poles, national library, Kachin Independence Army (KIA), Chinese business persons, casino and many more.
Chinese goods, traditional Kachin goods, jewellery, and jade.
Enjoy varieties of Chinese, Kachin, Shan and Burmese foods and you can even get fastfood and sour fruit, grape wine in Country Restaurant.
Enojyed varieties of Chinese, Kachin Rice-state-beer or rice wine, Sour Fruit Wine, Shan drinks.
There are many guest houses and hotels. Laiza Hotel is a three star suitable for foreigners.
Once you are in the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) Controlled Areas, you are safe unless government military check-points give you trouble.