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…
Just north of Airport Rd, Wat In contains a stunning collection of ancient gilded wooden buddha images in all shapes, sizes and positions.
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 …
Closed to the public, these mausoleums are the final resting place of the saophas, or sky princes, who ruled Kyaingtong until the 1962 coup.
In the middle of a traffic roundabout, Wat Mahamuni is a classic Thai-style wat with a richly painted interior.
This Catholic church, located off Tachileik–Taunggyi Rd (Main Rd), dates back to the colonial era.
Wat Yang Kon is home to a gilded buddha statue that the locals decorate with robes.