Lashio was famous in World War II as the starting point of the Burma Road. Capital of the northern Shan State, major settlement is Shan and Chinese being bordering with Yunan province of China.
It is a major town in Rakhine State. It is located on the north western corner of Yanbye Island on Combermere Bay and is 250 miles northwest of Yangon. The city also has the old Kyauk Phyu which situated 7 miles from the present town where two colossal white rocks exist.
Being endowed with colorful ethnic tribes and their costumes, various handicrafts, and scenic landscape of the nearby area, interesting town of Kyaing Tong lies near the Thai border.
Located on the Myanmar – Thai border in the eastern Shan State, is being upgraded as a gateway to the heart of the Golden Triangle. The Friendship Bridge across the small Mae Sai stream links Tachileik with the northern Thai border town of Mae Sai.