Kalaw was a favourite hill station during the colonial era and today is a picturesque town, surrounded by pine forests and with some of Myanmar’s most beautiful gardens. Offers good trekking and hiking possibilities to neighboring hill tribe villages, some of which still function the same as they did centuries ago. Fans of natural beauty will feel sated here, and the road between Kalaw and Pindaya offers particularly breathtaking views of the landscape. A popular hill station, Kalaw feels like a high-altitude holiday resort: the air is cool, the atmosphere is calm, the streets are leafy and green, and the surrounding hills offer the best trekking in Myanmar. This peaceful town is a great place to relax in summer and known as an excellent base for walking in the cool and picturesque mountains, blanketed in gnarled pine forests and bamboo groves. One can also discover little-visited minority hill tribe villages. If you love to overnight trekking for two to three days on Shan mountains, you can start the journey from Kalaw toward Inle Lake. This would provide with a nice mixture of hard and light trek with good sun and shade. Other interesting, Kalaw also has a big central market where meet tribes at the colorful every-5-days market.
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