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Kalaw

Trip Planner Asia  /  Myanmar  /  Shan State  /  Kalaw
(4.3/5 based on 1,400+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, historic sites, spas
Established by British civil servants as a summer resort, Kalaw retains much of its colonial feel. The cool air and cared-for streets make Kalaw holidays ideal for those wishing to take it easy and soak up the scenery. Kalaw has also come to be known as a trekkers' paradise, with a list of fascinating and challenging multi-day hikes across the surrounding landscape ensuring chances to meet local hill tribes and find high-altitude lakes. Use our Myanmar vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Kalaw and other destinations in Myanmar.
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Kalaw's accommodations cater to adventurers and those wishing to enjoy something a little more sedentary and relaxing. You'll find some particularly well appointed and well-positioned resorts in old colonial buildings rich in character. Alongside these, simple guesthouses and hostels with multi-bed dorms provide a good option for those wanting to simply rest up before heading out on one of the multi-day hikes to Inle Lake or Pindaya.
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