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Kyaing Tong

Kyaing Tong is the capital city of Shan State, inhabited by ethnic tribes such as Wa, Shan, Akha and Lahu, lying in the valley between the high misty mountains powerful rivers. The pretty city is built around a lake, full of temples, colonial buildings and is the most scenic town in Shan State. The Akha are the largest minority in the Kyaing Tong area and famous for their colourful traditional costumes and women’s striking headdresses, which resemble heavy silver helmets. This destination offers nice trekking tour through plenty of beautiful local villages rarely visited by tourists strategically located on a plateau that gives you a great panoramic view of the rice terraces; or a sudden arrival at a breathtaking beautiful wooden monastery, which is thought to be more than 300 years old.

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