If you want to encounter a flood of culture and an addictive rowdiness, Kengtung Market is the place to go. It is not only the affordability and the wide selection of items you can purchase from the vendors that make the shopping experience fun, but it’s the different fashion, tones, and mannerisms you can encounter from the vendors and the buyers itself. Food are also sure to be fresh as most of the households in Kengtung do not have refrigerators. The market is also a meeting place of the old and the modern, with traditional stalls alternating with emerging cafes and tea shops competing with each other. The market is without a doubt a precious living cultural treasure.
Kengtung Market is located in downtown Kengtung, a short distance away from the Roman Catholic Mission.
Opening Days and Hours
The market is open from 7:00 to 13:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to this market is free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Kengtung via Yangon Airlines.
- From the town proper, charter a rickshaw to Kengtung Market.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is between 2 to 3 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit is at 7:00, the market is livelier during this time.
Food stalls can be found all over the market. Jin Caffe, Lod Htin Lu Restaurant, and Golden Banyan Restaurant are some of the restaurants near Kengtung Market.
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Amazing Kengtung Resort, Hotel Khema Rattha, Sam Ywet Hotel, and Golden World Hotel are some of the accommodations to choose from. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 80.