Kengtung & Golden Triangle overview

The “Golden Triangle” region is accessible by flight only, one of the reasons that limit the number of tourists in this area. 

Kengtung (Kyaing Tong) is an excellent base for you to explore the distinctive cultures of the colorful local hill tribes (Akha, Lahu, Wa and Shan). Most of the villages still practice animism and have a very particular way of reacting to natural problems, like weather and diseases. With the assistance of a good local English-speaking guide, who can communicate in the local dialect you will have a very interesting conversation with a shaman, a midwife, a fortune-teller, and a carpenter. These are the four most important people who set things up and keep wealth in the village. 

Every ethnic group has a particular way of living. Depending on the geographical choice of the village, they wear different costumes, speak different dialects, and live on different diets (some are farmers and some are hunters).

In the Kengtung area, overnight trekking is not allowed, but you can try many one-day return trip treks around Kengtung. The agreeable countryside, green rice fields, and short uphill route to the village makes for an easy trek and is also attractive for bikers.

Tips: In April, Kengtung celebrates in a very special way to welcome the Myanmar New Year with their own water festival. The locals celebrate with a long procession during water festival period and use a spiritual drumbeat to send an animal figure to the creek outside of town and release it. There are many other traditional activities to see in Kengtung throughout the year. 

In December or early January, the Akha ethnic group celebrates their own New Year festival. During this festival there are a lot of activities and social rituals. Among these activities, the big bonfire and tribal dating are the most popular.


For years now, we have been involved in community projects, starting with the construction of a public library available to all children of Bagan, Our activities have grown over the years and we will continue to offer our time and resources to help those most in need in our country.

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