Akha villages, Keng-Tung

The Akha, or Kawtribes are the second largest in Shan Statewith population of several thousand people. They live in the mountainous areas east of the Thanlwin River.

Visiting the Akha village, the first sight is carved wooden gates, headed over by guardian spirits.The gates at the end of the village are thought to protect the village from the surrounding forest, where has many nature spirits wandering. Like most other hill tribes, the Akha build their houses with wood and bamboo, heavy reed roofs and wooden floors raised above the ground. Each group of elders manages their own village, usually the leaders of households or their sons. These leaders make important decisions; elect the village priest and the headman. You will see local people busy at sewing. It has interesting festivals for the harvest of mountain rice.

Attractions In Keng Tung

Akha villages
The Akha, or Kawtribes are the second largest in Shan State with population of several thousand...
Ann village
Kengtung owns an amazing collection of temples and monasteries not similar to any you might see in...

Other Myanmar Destinations


If you couldn't find suitable tours for you? Let us help you!

Please feel free to send us your questions or idea about anything you would love: destinations, time of traveling, etc, we will get back to you with details & best offers quickly...

All Contents of this website are © 2010 - 2021 Myanmar Holidays™ team.
Agency Hub Agency Hub