Kyaingtong & Border Areas attractions

Top Choice Market in Kyaingtong

Central Market

Kyaingtong's central market is one of the most exotic and fascinating in Myanmar, playing host to a diverse mix of hill peoples, especially early in the morning, and displaying heaps of fresh, unusual produce and de…
Museum in Mong La

Museum in Commemoration of Opium-Free in Special Region 4

In 1997, Mong La's ethnic militia ruler declared the region 'drug-free', and this surreal, temple-like museum was opened with much fanfare in a not very convincing attempt to prove that. Dusty, neglected, and staff-…
Lake in Kyaingtong

Nyaung Toung

This attractive lake sits in the centre of town and is surrounded by what is left of Kyaingtong's British-era architecture. In the evening the lake is the most lively place in Kyaingtong, with locals flocking to the…
Buddhist Temple in Kyaingtong

Wat Jong Kham

The gilded stupa of Wat Jong Kham rises majestically above the centre of town. Legend dates the wat to a visit by Gautama Buddha but a more likely date for the stupa is the 13th-century Thai migration from Chiang Ma…
Buddhist Temple in Kyaingtong

Wat In

Just north of Airport Rd, Wat In contains a stunning collection of ancient gilded wooden buddha images in all shapes, sizes and positions.
Buddhist Temple in Kyaingtong

Yat Taw Mu

Pointing dramatically towards the mountains on a ridge overlooking Nyaung Toung lake, the 60ft-high standing buddha statue known as Yat Taw Mu is the most distinctive landmark in Kyaingtong. Next to the statue is a …
Buddhist Temple in Mong La

That Luang Mong La

This attractive, golden hilltop temple is home to around 50 monks and offers fine views over Mong La and towards China. Inside, you'll find an immense Buddha statue and dioramas of famous religious sites across Myan…
Historic Building in Kyaingtong

Colony House

At the time of research, visitors weren't allowed inside this handsome building from where the British ran Kyaingtong and the surrounding area in the colonial era.
Monument in Kyaingtong

Mausoleums of the Tai Khün Princes

Closed to the public, these mausoleums are the final resting place of the saophas, or sky princes, who ruled Kyaingtong until the 1962 coup.
Buddhist Temple in Kyaingtong

Wat Mahamuni

In the middle of a traffic roundabout, Wat Mahamuni is a classic Thai-style wat with a richly painted interior.