Kengtung is a small town near the famous Golden Triangle. It is a gateway to several hill tribe villages.
Myanmar has 133 tribal groups and Shan Ethnic has 33. Kengtung is the place where you meet most of the Shan Hill Tribes on your exploring to the remote places. Not only the trekking and hiking, but the town itself, which is considered the biggest town in the Eastern Shan State has the famed places to visit; Lonely Tree Hill with a big and old tree overlooking the town and nearby the tree is the ancient Palace Wall.
There is also a few Lacquer Wares Workshops that produce the items in unique designs only seen here in the Eastern Shan State.
The Naung Tung lake that lies in the middle of the town where you can take a walk around to view the town’s evening activities and many more temples and Buddha Images including Mahamuni which is very much similar to the one in Mandalay.
Nearby villages where you can do day-in Trekking tours are Hokyin Village with 4 Akha Hill Tribe village tracts, Pin Tauk Village where Ann tribal people live on the hill-lock, Lahushi Village which is located on the top of the hill, and Akhe villages.