Travel Myanmar Destinations >> Southern Shan State >> Kyaing Tong
Kyaing Tong, a small trading town in the Eastern Shan State and the capital city of the Golden Triangle Region, is situated about 1,190 Km (about 1 hour 30 minutes' flight) northeast of Yangon. The town is famous for its villages of several hill-tribes such as Lahu, Akha, La Mone and Shans living in the surrounding areas. There are many sites to see besides the ethnic tribes in colorful dresses. As Keng Tung lies on low undulating ground, not far from the Thai border, it serves as one of the most suitable places for eco-tourism activities like trekking, mountain-biking and adventure tours.

It used to be a strongly fortified town and the remnants of a wall still remain. Today, however, it becomes an important business hub and frontier town as well as a popular tourist destination. One of Kyaing Tong's biggest attractions is its lack of tourists and the frontier feel it generates.

There are regular flights from Yangon to Kyaing Tong. Visitors coming from Thailand are allowed to cross into this border town with border passes. Tachileik is also a border crossing point through which visitors from Thailand come to Myanmar. Regular air services are available between Heho, Mandalay, Tachileik and Yangon. see photos of Kyaing Tong

What to see in Kyaing Tong:
  • Akhar Village
  • Ann Village
  • Hopin Four Villages
  • Kabar Aye Pagoda
  • Kyaing Tong Myoma Market
  • Lacquerware Making Home Cottage
  • Lahu Village
  • Lwemwe Village
  • Mahamuni Pagoda
  • Naung Tong Lake
  • Nyitayar Thitayar Yatawmu Pagoda
  • Thittapin Taung
  • Wanshan Wanhnyat Village
  • Yepusan Hot Water Spring

    Where to stay in Kyaing Tong: Hotels in Kyaing Tong
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