Things to see and do
Since no outlying villages have licensed accommodation and at the time of writing no home-stays or Kalaw style overnights in monasteries are permitted, any trips are for the day only – meaning you are still really limited to the immediate environs of the town to which you have to return every ... read more
The main attraction, both for visitors and locals, is without doubt the large and lively morning market, where you can see Shan, Chinese and Indian stall holders, monks and nuns gathering alms, turbaned Loi women porters waiting for jobs and Lahu, Akha, Akhu, Palaung and Enn villagers selling their ... read more
Many ethnic groups have several sub-groups and sometimes costume, language and traditions can change from one village to another. Broadly speaking, the myriad ethnicities fall into 3 ethno-linguistic categories: Tai/Kadai including Shan and other Tai minorities such as Tai Leu; Mon/Khmer ... read more
Guides are required for any trip outside Kengtung and can be organised through your hotel if you haven't picked one up in Tachileik. If you have your own transport you ought to be able to stop at various points along the Tachileik-Kengtung road for hikes to adjacent villages, though the closer you ... read more
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