Places to Visit in
HIKING / TREKKING TO
Is the capital of Eastern Shan State and flourishing due to trade with
the near Thai border. There are still primitive tribes living around
Kyaing Tong where you can do trekking to Ann villages, Akah villages
and Palaung villages in day trips. One can observe their exotic way of
living (e.g. dyeing teeth), their culture and animistic believes.
Tribal people from the surrounding areas attend the daily early
morning market in Kyaing Tong and sell their local farm products and
handicrafts. Besides the market, cattle is traded, especially
MONG LA (NEED PRIOR PERMISSION) & TACHILEIK BORDER TOWNS
Mong La (Mengla) is a border town with China and can be reached by
land-route from Kyaing Tong. Hundreds of Chinese arrive in tour buses
everyday for activities not allowed in China.
The ethnic Wa, who agreed on a ceasefire with the Myanmar army,
control the area that claims to be on the way to become a drug free
There are large orange, tea and lychee plantations in the surrounding
Tachileik is a bordertown with Mae Sai in northern Thailand. Guests
visiting the Chiang Mai / Chiang Rai area can normally enter Myanmar
at Tachileik (NEED PRIOR PERMISSION!). Also daytrips are possible, for those there is no visa
required. Tachileik has not really much to offer. There is a
relatively good road to Kyaing Tong.