Kalaw is a tranquil town situated along the banks of the Inle River in Shan State, Myanmar. This place is renowned for its spectacular trekking routes and stunning natural beauty. Tourists often flock to Kalaw to buy tour tickets to Inle Lake, but the town itself boasts a clear green landscape, fresh air, hills, and beautiful trekking routes.

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If you're planning a visit to Kalaw, there are several trekking routes you shouldn't miss. The route from Kalaw to Inle isn't challenging, and you can complete the 2-3 day trekking tour while learning about the local culture and admiring the majestic landscape of nature on the white misty hills.

Green Hill is considered the number one trek in Kalaw, where visitors can learn about typical plants and even join friendly elephants on the road. Another option is trekking from Pydaya to Kalaw town, which takes two days.

Some remarkable attractions in Kalaw town include Aung Chan Tha Zedi Pagoda, Shwe Oo Min Pagoda, HNee Pagoda, and Christ The King Church. The weather in Kalaw is typical of Myanmar, with tropical climate and two seasons: rainy and dry. You can visit Kalaw throughout the year, but the dry season starts from March, and the trek routes are less slippery, although the scenery appears more desolate.

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You can travel to Kalaw by plane or car from Yangon, fly from Bagan, or take a train from Mandalay. If you visit Kalaw in March, you can attend the Palaung full moon festival held at Shweminbone Pagoda in Palaung Village, which is only an hour's drive from Kalaw.

For foreign travelers planning a trip to Myanmar, Kalaw is a fantastic travel destination that is worth visiting. With its natural charm, friendly locals, and captivating trekking routes, Kalaw offers a unique experience that is both adventurous and relaxing.

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