Tuanggyi Travel Information

Tuanggyi is the capital city of Myanmar’s eastern Shan State.

This busy, mountaintop city is the center of politics and commerce for the region. Its bustling markets are well stocked with goods from China and Thailand, and the Shan State Cultural Museum and Library located here is an excellent repository of costumes, weapons, instruments, and jewelry of the numerous ethnic groups that inhabit the region. The city’s annual Fire Balloon Festival, held for a week in November, fills the sky with a parade of handcrafted paper balloons shaped like various animals every fall.