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 August 2013 travelers are not allowed to travel to Kengtung from Tachilek without a guide, which you need to hire at the border office. Guides cost $30 per day and you must pay for their travel and food.
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.