Tahaundam (also spelt as Dahangdan) is the northernmost village inhabited year round by ethnic Tibetans of northern Kachin State, in extreme northern Myanmar (formerly Burma). The village, at an elevation of 1200 m, is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, rising to the highest peak of Myanmar, Mt. Hkakabo Razi at 5880 m.[1] Tahaundam is briefly described by the WCS.[2] Between Tahaundam and Nogmung are several smaller villages with local ethnic groups (e.g., Lisu, Rawang).

Location in Burma
Coordinates: 28°10′9″N 97°40′42″E
Country Burma
DivisionKachin State
DistrictPutao District
TownshipNogmung Township
1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)


Tahaundam has a humid subtropical highland climate or warm summer humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Cwb or Dwb). Temperatures are relatively mild throughout the year. Tahaundam is a very foggy village around the whole year. During summers, day temperatures rarely rise above 24°C, while night temperatures can be cool with temperatures around 12°C. Winters are cold, temperatures can drop below -10°C occasionally.


  1. Swen C. Renner, John H. Rappole, Peter Leimgruber, Daniel S. Kelly, Nay Myo Shwe, Thein Aung, Myint Aung. 2007. Land cover in the Northern Forest Complex of Myanmar: new insights for conservation. Oryx 41:27-37
  2. Alan Rabinowitz (2001). Beyond the Last Village. Island Press. ISBN 1-55963-800-1.
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