Kyaing Tong is eastern Shan State is the kind of place  that adventurous travelers yearn for: short on dazzling wonder-of-the –world landmarks,but teeming with genuine local atmosphere.Colonial architecture mixes with Shan and Chinese buildings,while many pagodas also exhibitSiamese influences.The main activity for travelers is visiting the villages of the numerous ethnic  minorities in the region.Such treks come in many shapes and sizes,from easy,20-minute jaunts on flat terrain,to all-day journeys up the sides of mountains  and back down again.