Kengtung is known for its scenic beauty and many colorful ethnic tribes. The town is full of old Buddhist temples and colonial buildings and being built around a lake makes it one of the most scenic towns in the Shan State. Trekking to surrounding mountains home to Loi, Akha, Lahu, Akhu, Palaung and Ann tribal races is the main reason to come here. You will find an abundance of culture and breath-taking trekking routes, many of which lead through beautifully terraced landscape and deep in the heart of the region’s tribal wilds.