The capital of Eastern Shan state.
The border town with Thailand.
The capital of the eastern
Shan state and lies 452 km from Taunggyi and
176 km from Tachileik. Approx. one hour
flight from Yangon.
Places of interest around
Kyaington are the
traditional lacquer ware workshops
The ethnic tribes to observe
Lah Hu, Li Shaw, Palaung
The border town with
Thailand. Approx. one hour flight from
Yangon. It lies in the eastern Shan State
and is the gate way to the heart of the
The friendship bridge across
the small Mae Sai streams links Tachileik
with the northern Thai border town of Mae
Sai. There is a ferry landing site at Wanpon
port on the Mekong river at the Myanmar-Lao
border, 29 km from Tachileik. The road from
Tachileik to Kyaington is good and it takes
only 3 hours by car.
Mong La (or Mailar):
The border town
with China. Can be reached from Kyaington by
road (2.5 hours drive). It is a flourishing
town where the tourists cross the border
daily to do shopping, see the highly popular
elephant circus and crocodile show or just
to relax at a pleasant picnic site
surrounded by emerald green mountains.