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Home >> Burma Destinations >> Kyaing Tong (Keng Tung)

Kyaing Tong (Keng Tung)

Kengtung, a Shan trading town near the Chinese border in Burma’s far east, sits amongst a large rural population of traditional tribes, including the Akha, La Mone & Lahu, all of whom inhabit the surrounding Kengtung province, offering a truly unspoiled glimpse at an area forgotten by the rest of the world.

Keng Tung is a small sleeping town hidden away in the far east of the Shan state. The town is located in the vicinity of the infamous area well-known as The Golden Triangle, once famed for its opium production and smuggling. The main focus on a visit to Keng Tung is leisurely treks and cycle to the charming tribal villages and authentic ethnic minorities that inhabit the surrounding hills. A wander around the town, compulsory with a local guide escorted, is an excellent way to take in the old decaying colonial atmosphere. A stroll around the Naung Tung Lake flanked by colonial architecture & cafes, get you to a perfect place to relax, watch the sun go down, and perhaps share some tea with the friendly locals. The day after, get up early in the morning, then pay a visit to the market where you can be offered a lovely opportunity to see the colourfully dressed tribespeople head into town to sell their produce & barter for essentials. You can feel the hustle and bustle of market life with all the various ethnic minorities who have come into town to sell their various wares and to buy supplies not readily available in their respective villages.

Due to its geographic proximity to both Laos and Thailand, Keng Tung is likely to has more cultural affiliation with its two neighbors than it does with the rest of Burma. Although the town lies midway between both the Thanlwin river in Burma and the Mekong on the Thai and Laos sides, there is a mountain range cutting off Keng Tung with the rest of Burma, thus strongly influencing on the town both cultural and historical links with the Thais and Laotians.

MAJOR ETHNIC PEOPLE IN KENG TUNG:

The Akha

The Akha

The Karen

The Karen

The Lahu

The Lahu

The Khmu

The Khmu

 

AROUND KENG TUNG:

Inle Lake

Inle Lake

Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)

Golden Rock

Mawlamyine

Mawlamyine

Hsipaw

Hsipaw

 

KENG TUNG HOTEL SUGGESTIONS:

  • 3 star: Princess Kyaing Tong Hotel
  • 2 Star: Law Yee Chain Hotel, Private Hotel, Harry’s Trekking House, Sam Yweat Guesthouse
  • 1 star: Noi Yee Hotel, Saeng Tip Hotel

 

WHERE TO EAT

  1. Lod Htin Lu Restaurant– Chinese food
  2. Golden Banyan Restaurant – Chinese food
  1. Pann Gabar – Thai food
  2. Seik Tie Kya Restaurant – Chinese food

 

Other Information About Kyaing Tong (Keng Tung)

HOW TO GET TO KENG TUNG

By plane

You can fly to Keng Tung from Yangon or Mandalay on the flights run by Air Bagan or Asian Wings.

Overland

The most usually way is from Thailand. In fact you can cross into Burma from Thailand at Tachileik which borders Mae Sai, close to Chiang Rai.