Kyaing Tong is a town of Eastern Shan State, situated 4000fts above sea level. It is 452km away from Inle Lake and 176km from north of the border town of Tachileik, opposite Mae Sai (Thailand). And it is 90km away from MongLar, a Chinese Border town. Kyaing Tong is well-known for its beautiful scenic and colourful tribes.
There are many villages of various ethnic tribes resided arounKyaing Tong, known as Gon, Lwe, Li, Wa, Lah Hu, Thai Nay, Shan, Li Shaw, Li Su, Palaung, Akha. We can differentiate the tribes by their colorful dresses, which are different from one another. Can observe their tribal dances and their way of living on these mountainous regions.
Villages show differing stages of development and some still adhere to a very traditional way of life. Kyaing Tong is very popular for trekking and many tourists come and trek to the villages nearby and its beautiful scenery and natural beauty attracts to the tourists. A trip to Kyaing Tong is recommended in the dry season since the rainy season is very heavy in this area. The tour can start from Yangon or Heho or Mandalay and we recommend a stay of 2 to 3 nights. A trip includes trekking to the tribal villages, and therefore one has to be in good physical condition. Although a trip to Kyaing Tong must be regarded as an adventure tour.