Kyaing Tong is the capital of eastern Shan State in famous Golden Triangle Region.
It lies in the valley between the high misty mountains of the Shan Plateau bordered by Mekong and Thanlwin Rivers.
It is rich in cultural diversity of ethnic races-Gon, Shan, Ann, Akha, Lisu, Wa and Lahu. Most of them preserved their customs and traditions as well as unique and colorful dress.
Eco-tourism such as trekking, bird watching and mountain biking tours are popular.