Kalaw is a popular hill station near the Heho. Very peaceful and quiet place. At an altitude of 1320 metres, also cool and a good place for hiking and amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountain scenery. The long-neck people, PaO and Palaung they weave their own colourful clothings and they make their living by plantations of “Thanatphet” trees. The leaves of theses trees are widely used to make cigars in Myanmar. It was a colonial town during the British rulings because of the cool weather.Some of the churches are still in good conditions. Church like “Christ the King” is also a popular place to visit Many British style buildings are still available in Kalaw.
Kalaw is earning a cool reputation among budget travellers, and it?s not just due to its chilly winter weather. Located at 1320m on the rolling, pine-clad hills of the Shan Plateau, this is Myanmar?s budget trekking heartland. Located to the west of beautiful Inle Lake, some travellers enjoy hiking between the two (about 45km), on mountains dotted with Palaung, Pa-O, Intha and Shan villages.