Coordinates: 20°38′N 96°34′E / 20.633°N 96.567°E / 20.633; 96.567
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ကလောမြို့ (ဝဵင်းၵၢတ်ႇ​​လေႃႉ)
Kalaw is located in Myanmar
Location in Myanmar
Coordinates: 20°38′N 96°34′E / 20.633°N 96.567°E / 20.633; 96.567
Country Myanmar
State Shan State
DistrictsTaunggyi District
TownshipKalaw Township
 • Religions
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Kalaw (Burmese: ကလောမြို့; Shan: ၵၢတ်ႇလေႃႉ [ka lɔ]) is a hill town in the Shan State of Myanmar. 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 Das Herzenhören by Jan-Philipp Sendker.

The hill station is located at an elevation of 1310 metres, 50 km from the Inle lake. Kalaw is famous for hiking and trekking.[1] Many trekking trails ranging from nearby places to Inle Lake and Pindaya.[2] The town still feels like a high-altitude holiday resort – the air is cool, the atmosphere is calm and the tree-lined streets still contain a smattering of colonial-era architecture – while the surrounding hills are fine for relatively easy day or overnight treks to Danu, Danaw, Palaung, Pa-O and Taung Yo villages.[3]

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  1. ^ "Trek Kalaw and Meet Ethnic People". www.myanmartour.com. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  2. ^ Dunham, Jillian (2015-12-16). "A Three-Day Trek in the Highlands of Myanmar". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  3. ^ Planet, Lonely. "Kalaw travel | Myanmar (Burma)". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2019-05-07.

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