Tribal Akha Woman in Traditional Headdress

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 quite basic, however the adventurous among us will thrive in this stunning hill town with some of the best trekking Burma has to offer.  The town itself has a quaint local market and serves as a convenient base for hikers. 

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