Kalaw

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For the bird locally known as Kalaw, see Rufous Hornbill.
Kalaw
ကလောမြု့
A high-ranking general's villa overlooking the golf course in Kalaw. Burma's economy is controlled greatly by high-ranking military officials.
A high-ranking general's villa overlooking the golf course in Kalaw. Burma's economy is controlled greatly by high-ranking military officials.
Kalaw is located in Burma
Kalaw
Kalaw
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 20°38′N 96°34′E / 20.633°N 96.567°E / 20.633; 96.567Coordinates: 20°38′N 96°34′E / 20.633°N 96.567°E / 20.633; 96.567
Country  Burma
Division Shan State
Districts Taunggyi District
Township Kalaw Township
Population (2005)
 • Religions Buddhism
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Kalaw (Burmese: ကလောမြု့; Shan: ၵလေႃး [ka lɔ]) is a hill town in the Shan State of Burma. It is located in Kalaw Township in Taunggyi District.

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The town was popular with the British during colonial rule. Kalaw is the main setting of the novel "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Philipp Sendker.

The hill station is located at an elevation of 1320 metres, 50 km from the Inle lake.

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