Kalaw : Shan State, Myanmar

Kalaw stands high on the western edge of the Shan Plateau. It is 70 km west of Taungyi. about halfway along the Thazi-Taungyi road. This was a popular hill station in the British days and it is still a peaceful and quiet place. At an altitude of 1320 m it is also pleasantly cool and a good place for hiking amid gnarled pines. bamboo groves and rugged mountain scene.

A former colonial British hill station. this small-town offers cool temperatures (Kalaw sits at 1.300 meters elevation) and plenty of trekking opportunities.

The population is a mix of Shan. Indian Muslims. Bamars and Nepalis (Gurkhas retired from British military service). many of whom are missionary educated. Traveling by car. it’s about two hours west of Nyaungshwe on the western edge of the Shan hills.

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Article Title: Kalaw : Shan State, Myanmar

Short Description: Kalaw is a hill town in the Shan State of Myanmar. It is located in Kalaw Township in Taunggyi District. The hill station is located at an elevation of 1320 metres, 50 km from the Inle lake. Kalaw is famous for hiking and trekking.

Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad

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Kalaw : Shan State, Myanmar was last modified on August 14, 2018 by Asia Travel Gate

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