Places to Visit in Kalaw MyanmarSights in Kalaw Myanmar
Sights in Kalaw, Myanmar (Burma)
The Kalaw Fair is definitely a must-visit - several stands selling dry fruits and regional liquors. There are merchants swooping down from the hills outside the city every five trading nights. To get a good look at the Kalaw square and center, go to this humble buddhistic convent with a small community of kind friars on the northern side of Union Hwy (NH4).
Southwards of the Kalaw Fair, the countless Stupas of Hsu Taung Pye Paya have been renovated from remains with the help of pilgrimage offerings. In the middle of Kalaw, Aung Chan Tha Zedi is a glittering Stupa, coated with golden and silver-coloured mosaic. Southwards from the center of Kalaw is this naturally occurring cavern with tens of golden Buddhist sculptures.
This is Kalaw's major Moslem mission.
Sights in Kalaw: 7 Kalaw Points of Interest
Kalaw, a small city in Shan State, is located on the touristic path mainly as a starting point for a hike to Lake Inle. As we actually snowed in unusually early at dawn and rushed out the next day, I can't say much about the city itself, but the hike is a nice excursion through the landscape, which leads through patchworks areas, mountain towns and coaches.
The best thing about this otherwise normal hike is the fact that you can hike through towns that have not yet experienced any tourist developments, where they are just beginning to live: working on the farm, putting out chilies to be dried, woven their colorful head scarves and generally talking about their work.
You can hike between one and three nights, two of which are ideal: you can arrange yourself well and stay the nights in the house of some people.