- Kalaw exhibits the heavy influence of the colonial period. The colonial-era buildings with time-old train tracks take tourists back in time.
- People from ethnic groups living in the surrounding hills participate in the Kalaw market once every five days. During those days, the market becomes busy and vibrant.
- Kalaw is the centre for most of the trekking activities in Myanmar. There are a variety of trekking routes, the longest being the 3-day walk to Inle Lake.
A small hilly town located in the Shan State, Kalaw takes a traveller away from the tropical heat of the country. This quaint town is away from the general tourist crowd and offers pristine beauty, unspoilt by human intervention.
This old British hill town is the centre for many trekking activities of the country. The town itself is small and can be covered within half an hour’s walk. Kalaw has several trekking routes which takes one through the scenic Shan Hills.