Travel to the northern region of Kachin state are for the people who have been at many places and want to see some unique views without major problems. There are some problems with infrastructure like electricity etc. but nothing with mad religious people.
Above 2,700 meters its almost pure conifer forests,
below also larch and other can be found. There are some ideal spots for winter sports but there is no development at all although even during colonial times several English people explored he area but after everything went to sleep again. A Thai company revived this ideas some years ago, but stopped it because of the well known political uncertainties.
Regions not accessible by roads are still untouched, if a region is accessible illegal logging by Chinese and local poachers is rampant, now wildlife and biodiversity conservation projects are under way.