Visitors to beautiful Kengtung wouldn’t be mistaken if they felt as if they were visiting a tribal town in northern Thailand or southern China. The rugged terrain surrounding this mountainous town is a patchwork quilt of ethnic minority villages, including the Wa, Eng, Shan, Akha and Lahu tribes, most boasting traditional dress, unique language and fascinating cultural traditions. It is in a rural location, so there are few visitors here, meaning that tourist infrastructure is still relatively basic. However, the adventurous among us will thrive in this stunning hill town with some of the best trekking Myanmar has to offer. The town itself has a quaint local market and serves as a convenient base for hikers.
SUGGESTED ITINERARY FEATURING kengtung:
The Rivers of Myanmar and Laos
Sail along The Irrawaddy, explore Myanmar's eastern hills, traverse "The Golden Triangle" and take a river journey to Luang Prabang.