Kengtung (Cheingtung, Chiang Tung, Kengtong, Kyaingtong) is a town in Shan State, Eastern Myanmar.
Best way is by bus from Tachilek (350 Thai Baht), or shared taxi from Tachilek (450 b/person, 4 people).
As of October 2014, travelers are allowed to travel to Kengtung from Tachilek without a guide.
As of October 2014, travelers were still NOT allowed to take the public bus from Taunggyi to Kengtung. The Ministry of Hotels & Tourism branch in Taunggyi, director Mr. U Yan Aung (Tel. 09-428315235), is willing to arrange a guide at $80 per day, and a rental vehicle for $1200 (one thousand two hundred dollars) for the journey from Taunggyi to Kengtung.
The town itself is walkable. Motortaxis are 500 Kyat.
Hilltribe trekking can be arranged through your guesthouse or through an independent guide. When trekking, make sure that you don't give kids candy, unless you are prepared to provide toothbrushes as well.
Go to the huge morning market
There are beautiful embroideries made by the hilltribe people for sale in the market
Shan Khow Soi-shan noodle soup is the staple of the region. Otherwise, try some local burmese curry restaurants.
Rice whisky is cheap and potent. A Chinese beer costs around 800 Kyat.
Harry's guesthouse: Comfortable double beds and hot showers for a reasonable price.
As of October 2014, a guide is required to travel from Kengtung onward to Taunggyi and Inle Lake. Guides will not take you via public bus, and a hire vehicle is required. Guides and vehicles are available from the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism, 21/22 Lwe Hmwe Street, Tel. 084-21617. The branch director, Mr. U San Linn, has quoted $80 per day for the guide, and $1200 (one thousand two hundred dollars) for vehicle rental for the journey from Kengtung to Taunggyi.
There is an airport in Kengtung with daily fights to various points throughout Myanmar, including Taunggyi ($126).