Mong Kung

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Mong Kung
Mong Kung is located in Myanmar
Mong Kung
Mong Kung
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°36′30″N 97°31′50″E / 21.60833°N 97.53056°E / 21.60833; 97.53056Coordinates: 21°36′30″N 97°31′50″E / 21.60833°N 97.53056°E / 21.60833; 97.53056
Country  Burma
State Shan State
District Loilen District
Township Mong Kung Township
Elevation 1,095 m (3,593 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Mong Kung, Mongkung, Mongkaung or Möngkung (Burmese, Maing-kaing), is a town in Shan State some 100 kilometres east of Mandalay. It is the capital of Mong Kung Township, Myanmar.


In British Burma Mong Kung was the capital of Mongkung State of the Southern Shan States, with an area of 1,642'75 square miles. It was bounded on the north by Hsi Paw; on the east by Mong Tung, Kehsi Mansam and Mong Nawng; on the south by Lai Hka; and on the west by the western range of the Shan Hills and Lawk Sawk.

Mong Kung has had a turbulent and unstable history. It was described by Sir Charles Haukes Todd during the colonial period as: ...a State blessed with very fertile soil and good streams. But here also local dissension and Burman interference had brought ruin.[1]

More recently the area has been ravaged by conflicts between the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) and the Burmese Army.[2]


  1. ^ The Pacification of Burma, by Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
  2. ^ "Southern Shan State". Thailand Burma Border Consortium. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 

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