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Kyaing Tone Near Golden Triangle on the East of Myanmar!

Kyaing Tong

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Kyaing Tong is known for its scenic beauty and many colorful ethnic tribes, situated in the eastern Shan State. The town is surrounded by the Jungle Mountains and is a pleasant scene that leads us to a side trek and into the hills. In Kengtung, the highlights are the Mahamuni Pagoda, Naung Tong Lake, Sunn-Taung Monastery, hot spring, colonial style buildings, an Old Catholic church, central market, traditional lacquer ware and weaving and terrace farming. There are many villages of various ethnic tribes resided around Kyaing Tong. The tribes known as Gon, Lwe, Li, Wa, Lah Hu, Thai Nay, Shan, Li Shaw, Li Su, Palaung, Akha, and we can only differentiate the tribes by their colourful dresses which is different to one another. Living in small communities almost side by side are groups of Ang, Lahu, Ahkha, Akhu, Padaung, Kala, San Chin, Lishu, Pao the headhunting Wa, Khun and Laui. All are living in different stages of development, some still following very traditional ways. One can observe their tribal dances and their way of living on these mountainous regions around Kyaing Tong.