Kyaing Tong is the capital city of the Golden Triangle area near the border of China, Thailand and Laos. The town is surrounded by beautiful forests and mountains, offering travelers with trekking experience and a chance to visit the remote villages.
Built by Mongrai Chief in 1243 AD, Kyaing Tong is 456km far from Taunggyi and 163km from Tachileik.
Most of the Akha tribes are living in Kyaing Tong. There are small villages such as Ho Kyin, Nan Phi Phank, Pang Ma Phai, situated about 50 minutes drive from Kyaing Tong. The morning market in the centre of town features a colourful mixture of ethnic groups selling local grown products.
This lake lies in the centre of the Kyaing Tong, the city of east in Shan State, and it had been known that it covered the whole city once. It is a Historical legendary Lake.
Tachileik is located on the Myanmar - Thailand border in the eastern Shan State, upgraded as a gateway to the heart of the Golden Triangle. The Friendship Bridge across the small Mae Sai stream links Tachileik with the northern Thai border town of Mae Sai.
One prominent Landmark of Kyaing Tong is the One Tree hill. This is a Kanyin Phyu Tree (Dipterocarpus Alatus) growing on top of the Soam Mom Hill onthe outskirt of the city. It stands alone on the hill so that how the name was given. It is nearby downtown area of Kyaing Tong and planted in 1753, which is 218ft (66m) height.