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Kalaw (Burmese: ကလောမြို့; Shan: ၵလေႃး [ka lɔ]) is a hill town in the Shan State of Myanmar. It is located in Kalaw Township in Taunggyi District.

Kalaw

ကလောမြို့
Town
Kalaw 21.jpg
Kalaw is located in Myanmar
Kalaw
Kalaw
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
Division Shan State
DistrictsTaunggyi District
TownshipKalaw Township
Population
(2005)
 • Religions
Buddhism
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

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OverviewEdit

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 1310 metres, 50 km from the Inle lake. Kalaw is famous for hiking and trekking.[1]

 
Kalaw Train station sign altitude

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trek Kalaw and Meet Ethnic People". www.myanmartour.com. Retrieved 2017-08-31.

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