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.

ကလောမြို့ (ဝဵင်းၵၢတ်ႇ​​လေႃႉ)
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Kalaw is located in Myanmar
Location in Myanmar
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 Myanmar
State Shan State
DistrictsTaunggyi District
TownshipKalaw Township
 • Religions
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)


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]

Notable residentsEdit


  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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