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Journey to Kengtung

A journey in time and space - 163 kilometres and half a century - from Mae Sai, northern Thailand, overland across the border of Burma (Myanmar), to reach the historic Shan crossroads town of Kengtung (Kyaingtong), secluded in a remote valley. Burma's stringent regulations ban foreigners from crossing most other land borders. Read more.

These images were taken with Nikon D200 (10 mpx) using RAW format, all are available for licensing. Please visit www.travelgame.org.

Entering the 'Union of Myanmar' from Mae Sai, Thailand's northernmost point
Entering the 'Union of Myanmar' from Mae Sai, Thailand's northernmost point
Street market in the border town of Tachileik
Street market in the border town of Tachileik
Cigarette vendors in the Burmese border town of Tachileik
Cigarette vendors in the Burmese border town of Tachileik
Fruit stall in Tachileik
Fruit stall in Tachileik
A monk blesses the giver of alms, Tachileik
A monk blesses the giver of alms, Tachileik
Buddhist monk, Tachileik
Buddhist monk, Tachileik
Buddhist monk, Tachileik
Buddhist monk, Tachileik
Burma/Myanmar: Three-wheeled transport, Tachileik
Burma/Myanmar: Three-wheeled transport, Tachileik
Safe journey... the 163-km. bus ride to Kengtung will take 5 hours or more
Safe journey... the 163-km. bus ride to Kengtung will take 5 hours or more
One of the original city gates, Kengtung
One of the original city gates, Kengtung
Securely locked, the local branch of the National League for Democracy
Securely locked, the local branch of the National League for Democracy
Kengtung monks set out in search of alms
Kengtung monks set out in search of alms
Shall we pick up a video after prayers tonight?
Shall we pick up a video after prayers tonight?
Mr Reptile promotes condoms...
Mr Reptile promotes condoms...
No school today, Kengtung
No school today, Kengtung
Burma's distinctive filigree temple roofs
Burma's distinctive filigree temple roofs
The Mahamyatmuni Buddha
The Mahamyatmuni Buddha
Buddha image in a niche
Buddha image in a niche
Wat Jom Kham overlooks the Naung Tung Lake at Kengtung
Wat Jom Kham overlooks the Naung Tung Lake at Kengtung
Golden stupa of Wat Jom Kham at Kengtung
Golden stupa of Wat Jom Kham at Kengtung
Novice monk, Kengtung, Myanmar
Novice monk, Kengtung, Myanmar
Morning down on Naung Tung Lake
Morning down on Naung Tung Lake
Naung Tung Lake
Naung Tung Lake
Colonial-era villa above the lake
Colonial-era villa above the lake
A morning market near Harry's Guesthouse
A morning market near Harry's Guesthouse
Shan woman, Kengtung
Shan woman, Kengtung
Shan woman
Shan woman
Shan man
Shan man
Shan woman, Kengtung
Shan woman, Kengtung
Sandals for sale, Kengtung
Sandals for sale, Kengtung
In the morning market
In the morning market
Tribal woman, Kengtung
Tribal woman, Kengtung
Shan woman, Kengtung
Shan woman, Kengtung
Waiting for customers
Waiting for customers
Busy with the scales, Central Market
Busy with the scales, Central Market
Central market, Kengtung
Central market, Kengtung
Wicker baskets of fish
Wicker baskets of fish
Dried Figs
Dried Figs
A certain symmetry
A certain symmetry
Eng and Akha  hilltribe villages outside Kengtung
Eng and Akha hilltribe villages outside Kengtung
An Eng hunter returning home, Myanmar
An Eng hunter returning home, Myanmar
An Eng hunter returning home
An Eng hunter returning home
Eng woman shows off her blackened teeth, Myanmar
Eng woman shows off her blackened teeth, Myanmar
An Eng infant from a village near Kengtung
An Eng infant from a village near Kengtung
Eng tribal weaver at her loom
Eng tribal weaver at her loom
An Akha woman never removes her head-dress
An Akha woman never removes her head-dress
Akha mother and child, outside Kengtung
Akha mother and child, outside Kengtung
An Akha infant in the hills outside Kengtung
An Akha infant in the hills outside Kengtung
Pintauk Falls, outside Kengtung
Pintauk Falls, outside Kengtung
School's out for these hilltribe children, outside Kengtung
School's out for these hilltribe children, outside Kengtung