Kyaing Tong Trip
Day : 1 Yangon - Kengtung
Breakfast at hotel. Then you will be transferred to the airport and fly Yangon-Kengtung.
Upon arrival Kengtung., you will be transferred into town for sightseeing. A short drive through Kengtung takes you to Lake Tong, the center of the city. The terrace at the boulevard around the lake is a good place to soak up the atmosphere of Kyaing Tong.
Overnight at Kengtung .
Day : 2 Kengtung (Breakfast)
Breakfast at hotel. A full day in the countryside. Start with the visit to the Kat Tauk area and visit an Akha Village. The Akha originate from Yunnan in Southern China and live in south east shan state. Many Akha are found near Kengtung where they live in the high mountain cultivating maize, tobacco and sugar cane. Pass through the Ann village, the Ann people live their life in relative isolation in quite simple circumstances. Most wear their traditional black costume and paint their teeth black. Continue to another Akha Village, where every housewife stay wears traditional clothing. From here it is possible to descent steep path to Pin Tauk waterfall or enjoys the leisurely walk down the hill. Return down hill and drive to the Pin Tauk Lahu village. Continue to visit Wan Pauk Palaung Village, the Palaung originate from Mon- Khamer stock. They mainly live in the mountains of northern Shan state and are famous for cultivating tea.
Overnight at Kyaing Tong.
Day : 3 Kengtung (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel. An active day in the hills, then drive high into the hill to the top of Hokyin mountain. On this mountain are four Akha Villages. Between every villages in a valley and the path leads down and up the hill. Also see the production of Akha spirit made from corn.
Return in the direction of Kyaing Tong and visit a Wa village, where you can still see handmade guns. Return to Kengtung and visit U Mulein Da’s unique Shan lacquer ware shop. This lacquer ware is distinctively different from Bagan lacquer ware. Drive to the top of Lone Tree Hill for views over surrounding countryside and Kyaing Tong. Return to Hotel.
Overnight at Kengtung.
Day 4 Kengtung-Yangon (Breakfast)
Breakfast at hotel.
Day : 4 Kengtung - Yangon (Breakfast)
A Visit to the Kengtung market– a fascinating place to soak up some local atmosphere. Many minority people come into town to shop and most wear traditional dress. Other stops can be made at Wat In A Khun Style temple and the more Myanmar style Maha-Myat Muni temple. Also visit a pottery village and the blacksmith shop.
Return at hotel and check out. Transfer from hotel to airport.