The largest town and administrative centre of northern Shan State, Lashio is unlikely to be the highlight of any visit to this part of Burma, but is a handy hub for journeys in the region.
“In Lashio I recommend heading to the local markets, which are particularly interesting thanks to the town's proximity to the Chinese border.”
Charlotte Bower, Travel Consultant
Lashio came under British control in the late 19th century, and was finally reached by the Mandalay railway line in 1903. The town played an important role during World War II, proving a vital staging post on the famous Burma Road, and is an important town in cross-border trade with China today.
The largest town in northern Shan State, Lashio is the administrative centre of the region and has a population of around 130,000. Modern visitors will find a few remnants of the colonial era, but aside from a couple of interesting pagodas the town will not detain the passing tourist for long.
Weather in Lashio
The Climate Guide for Lashio is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.
|Max Daytime Temperature (°C)||24||26||30||31||30||29||28||28||29||28||25||23|
|Min Night-time Temperature (°C)||5||6||9||14||18||21||21||21||20||17||12||7|
|Hours of Sunshine (Daily)||8||8||8||7||6||4||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Hours of Daylight (Daily)||11||11||12||13||13||14||13||13||12||12||11||11|
|Heat and Humidity Discomfort||None||Low||Moderate||Moderate||High||High||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate||Low||None|
|Days with some Rainfall||1||2||2||6||14||19||21||23||17||12||6||1|
|Monthly Rainfall (mm)||7||8||10||60||144||209||234||288||188||153||68||17|
|UV Index (Maximum)||7||9||11||11+||11+||11+||11+||11+||11+||10||8||6|
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