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Meeting with Lisu in the Nothern Myanmar

Meeting with Lisu in the Nothern Myanmar

by finemwd / Latest Tours / March 4, 2019

Meeting with Lisu in the Nothern Myanmar

Meeting with Lisu in the northern Myanmar!

  • Are you interested in travelling in Myanmar?
  • Do you want to explore some interesting places hors de beaten tracks?
  • Do you want to see Himalayan snowcapped mountains in Myanmar and some interesting tribes of cold region area?

Let us introduce you our Lisu people!


The Lisu people are an ethnic group who inhabit in northern part of Myanmar . The Lisu are believed to originate from eastern Tibet but some assumes they moved to eastern Tibet/northwestern Yunnan in the 18th century.They are  officially recognized by Myanmar as one of the 135 ethnics .Lisu land is Known as the cold land because the northern Myanmar is the highest land in Myanmar which are composed of Himalaya mountain ranges .Some peaks of them are known as the highest peaks in Asia such as Khakaborazi with 58888 meters of elevation and other peaks .Moreover , they are also known as snow reagion because the peaks of Himalaya mountains are always covered with snow . From Putao , we can see white snow capped mountains . That is a short description of land of  Lisu . There are other tribes living there with them  such as Rawan and Shan .But they are more significant .

They have their own traditions and culture .Their dresses are so famous and considered as very modern and beautiful . They make their dresses of  gaily-colored  The women wear brightly colored costumes consisting of a blue or green parti- colored knee length tunic with a wide black belt and blue or green pants. Sleeves shoulders and cuffs are heavily embroidered with narrow horizontal bands of blue red and yellow. The more affluent wear massive amounts of hand-crafted silver ornaments for festive occasions.
Lisu men produce crossbows musical instruments bird and animal traps and other items made of wood bamboo and rattan. A few Lisu people have been converted to Christianity by western missionaries. The Lisu believe strongly in the spirit world and their shamans are used to divine the causes and cures of all problems and sickness. These hill tribe people are perhaps the best looking of all the tribes. and they like to think of themselves a little bit above their other hill tribe neighbors. They are among the least bashful of these ethnic groups and in general adjusting well to the changes taking place in their society. Their religion is part animist and ancestor worship. curing took place through shamanism. Traditionally, living in villages high in the mountains or in mountain valleys. Western missionaries have attempted to convert them to Christianity. However some Lisu converted to Protestant Christians starting in the early 20th century. The first Lisu to be reached by Christian missionaries were the Salween branch of the Lisu in Yunnan Province. China. Some Lisu have resisted the missionary change. as they opine that Christianity subjects their original religion and culture to gradual decay.
Lisu villages are usually built close to water to provide easy access for washing and drinking. Their homes are usually built on the ground and have dirt floors and bamboo walls although an increasing number of the more affluent Lisu are now building houses from wood or even concrete.
Lisu subsistence was based on mountain rice, fruit and vegetables. However, they have typically lived in ecologically fragile regions that do not easily support subsistence. They also faced constant upheaval from both physical and natural disasters.
Lisu women are remarked for their brightly colored dress. They wear multi-colored knee-length tunics of red. Blue or green with a wide black belt and blue or black pants. Sleeve shoulders and cuffs are decorated with a dense appliqué of narrow horizontal bands of blue, red and yellow. Men wear baggy pants. Usually in bright colors but normally wear a more western type of shirt or top.
Their language is Tibeto-Burman of the Loloish family, so closely related to Lahu. Akha and Yi. However, they often incorporate vocabulary from the language of their dominant neighbors.

Land of Lisu surrounded with snow capped high mountains and green forest and rivers is one of the paradise of the world and meeting with lisu and explore their culture is so fascinating .

Our Special Tour to Lisu Land for 6 Days / 5 Nights

Tour Code: LS 1001
Tour Name: Meeting with Lisu during soft trek in Putao
Price: Price will be varied up to the number of the travelers and please send
us an enquiry mail .
Service Included: Hotels, Meals, Local Guide, all kind of transports and local English speaking guide


Meeting with Lisu in the Putao is an interesting tour for traveler who looks forward to discover Myanmar most beautiful cold region town Putao , to meet Lisu tribe and other interesting tribes of northern Myanmar .This tour will let you lead to the less touristic area of Myanmar because Northern Part of the Myanmar used to be one of the restricted area in Myanmar and tourism is just the start .Thus, it avoids the crowded beaten tourist tracks where you would encounter some tourists spoiled places. Region is cold and you can see the last Himalaya mountains which end in Myanmar which are Myanmar‘s only ever snowcapped mountains .It is suitable to everyone because there is some soft walks which can be done by any age to enjoy the deep local contact with nature and local tribes .During the trip, you will have an fascinating local food degustation at our tribe hotel, plus there is a city tour to discover Myanmar one of the majestic Last Palace ancient city.

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