KalawKalaw which is situated 70 km west of Taunggyi, about half way along the Tazi-Taunggyi road, Kalaw sits high on the western edge of the Shan Plateau. This was a popular hill station in the British days and it's still a peaceful and quiet palce with an atmosphere reminiscent of the colonial era. At an altitude of 1320 metres it's also pleasantly cool and a good place for hiking amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountain scenery. There's good accomodation, and you can make interesting excursions around Kalaw.
The small population is a peculiar mix of Shan, Indian Muslims, Burmans and Nepalis (Gurhas retired from British military service).