Kyaing Tong has multiple spellings such as Keng Tung, Chiang Tung and Cheingtung. It is the capital of Eastern Shan State. It is also the capital city of the golden triangle area near the border of China Thailand and Laos. Kyaing tong has many interesting places and tourists attractive regions. Different ethnic groups of Gon Shan, Ang, Akha, Lisu, Wa and Lahu can be found in Kyaing Tong. There is plenty to explore surrounding area including Gon Shan village where can see the remarkable long houses. Ang village is a highly village and Ang nationals have the love of black teeth. Loi Mwe is surrounded by beautiful mountains (it can be found 32 kilometres south east of Kyaing Tong). One can look old British Colonial Governor’s houses and old churches and can see the scenery on the ascent to Loi Mwe and the hillside cultivations in the village. The hot springs 6 kilometres to the west of Kyaing Tong are also worth a visit. Getting around the area is best done by motorbike or taxi.
Naung Tong lake lies in the center of Kyaing Tong. It is the historical legendary lake. The central market is located in the downtown of Kyaing Tong and many ethnic villagers from the surrounding mountains who wearing their traditional dresses come down and sell the local grown products.
One can see many Pagodas such as Jom Kham Pagoda, Kabar Aye Pagoda, Maha Myat Mu Ni Pagoda, Satuyatha Thumingala Pagoda and many impressive wooden monasteries of tourists attractions. Another attractive Standing Buddha Image which also named ‘Yat Taw Mu’ Buddha image which is built in 1997 .
The renowned landmark of Kyaing Tong is One tree Hill (Thit Ta Pin Taung in Burmese) , it is nearly downtown of Kyaing Tong. It is 265 years old tree and the great view from the hill are beautiful especially at the Sunset time.