Top things to do in Kyaingtong & Border Areas

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…
Top Choice Burmese in Kyaingtong

My Cup

Something of a hot spot for young locals, who pack out the outside terrace (inside has air-con) by Nyaung Toung Lake every night. They do their own take on Western food, but the Burmese and Shan salads, curries and …
Top Choice Cafe in Kyaingtong

Cafe Twenty One

Pleasant, friendly, chilled-out cafe with a small garden area out back. The big menu mixes Burmese, Chinese and Western dishes and they do reasonable dim sum (K800 per serving), but it's equally good for a coffee or…
Top Choice Homewares in Kyaingtong

U Mu Ling Ta

This fifth-generation, family-run shop specialises in lacquerware, from the ubiquitous, multicoloured Bagan style, to the striking, black Kyaingtong style. Pieces start at US$10 and are made on-site, so you can get …
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.
Cultural in Kyaingtong

Water Festival

Kyaingtong's big Buddhist calendar event, when everyone gets a dousing, including visitors.
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 …