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For the bird locally known as kalaw, see Rufous hornbill.
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Kalaw is located in Myanmar
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: ကလောမြို့; Shan: ၵလေႃး [ka lɔ]) is a hill town in the Shan State of Burma. It is located in Kalaw Township in Taunggyi District.


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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