"Kyaing Tong, Shan State" Personal Page by vctraung

Kyaing Tong, a trip to Shan tribes

DAY 1 Arrive Yangon
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by our tour guide. Transfer to Hotel. Yangon sightseeing tour includes the old colonial style city center with the gilded Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years. Bogyoke (Scotts) Market with hundreds of stores and of a gems shops. The tour continue to Chaukhtatgyi, a huge reclining Buddha image, extended visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world?s most spectacular religious monuments, will conclude the tour of this picturesque garden city. The golden dome of Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Overnight at Hotel in Yangon.

DAY 2 Yangon - Kyaing Tong
After breakfast, fly to Kyaing Tong to take 2 hours flight. The native of Akha, Lahu and Gon Shan hill tribes. Start sightseeing to market, the old palace of Saw Bwa (Shan Chief), the tomb of Kyaing Tong Saw Bwa. Pottery works, an old church and gigantic old tree aged over 200years and buffalo market outskirts of the town. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

DAY 3 Kyaing Tong - Loimwe - Kyaing Tong
Morning drive to nearly village, Loimwe, 38km from Kyaing Tong. ( Once it was recreation center of British army officers.) The sweather in the region is much colder than Kyaing Tong. Visit Akha village, see their way of life and observe their traditional weaving industry. En route stop at hot spring and return back to Kyaing Tong. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

DAY 4 Kyaing Tong - Mong La - Kyaing Tong
Morning 56 miles drive to China border Mong La Town of special region No.4, Wan Nyet, Wan Seng the ? Loi?s ? places near Namp-Lwei stream unreachable at one time. To see Dway-nagara Golden Pagoda Opium Free Zone Museum, Boundary Stone, China entry-point, Pansy show and other gems in Mong La. Cross the border to China?s border town ? Ta-law & Tai?s region ? ? Xishuanbanna ?. Drive back to Kyaing Tong.

DAY 5 Kyaing Tong
Morning tour to near by Akha and Lahu villages, see stheir daily activities, especially their traditional way of weaving and enjoy the magnificent view of the landscape as well. Return to Kyaing Tong. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.

DAY 6 Kyaing Tong - Yangon
After breakfast, visit to Ancient Kaba-Aye Pagoda ( The origin of Yangon Kaba-Aye ). Wan Sai & Akha village (not similar to Akha), Ann village beside the road and Naing Ngan Aye Pagoda and Buddha images. Preparation of departure to airport. Fly back to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.

End of trip.

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