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Kengtung

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Kengtung (Cheingtung, Chiang Tung, Kengtong, Kyaingtong) is a town in Shan State, Eastern Myanmar.

Get in[edit]

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.

Get around[edit]

The town itself is walkable. Motortaxis are 500 Kyat.

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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.

Do[edit][add listing]

Go to the huge morning market

Buy[edit][add listing]

There are beautiful embroideries made by the hilltribe people for sale in the market

Eat[edit][add listing]

Shan Khow Soi-shan noodle soup is the staple of the region. Otherwise, try some local burmese curry restaurants.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Rice whisky is cheap and potent. A Chinese beer costs around 800 Kyat.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Harry's guesthouse: Comfortable double beds and hot showers for a reasonable price.

Get out[edit]

  • Tachileik - Border Town close to Laos and Thailand.
  • Mong La and on to Jinghong, China.
  • Railway station exists, trains exist, but is there any regular passenger service?



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