Kalaw is located 70 km west of Taungyi , about halfway along the Thazi – Taungyi road . It was a popular hill station in the British days and it is still a peaceful and quiet place . The population is a mix of Shan , Indian Muslims , Burma and Nepalis ( Gurkhas retired from British military service ) . It is about two hours west of Nyaungshwe ,

Kalaw was founded as a hill station by British durng colonial rule , at the height of 1320 metres , the climate was a cool escape from the sweltering heat of the tropics .

The popular places of Kalaw are Hnee Paya ( Bamboo Strip Lacquer Buddha Image ) , Shwe U Min Pagoda . Hnee Paya is sutuated in Pinmagon Monastery of Pinmagon Village , Kalaw Township , South of Shan State . It might established in First Inn – wa Period over 500 years ago , 8 ' 4 " High . Shwe U Min Pagoda is 30 – minute walk south of the town center .

Another places of interest are Thein Taung Pagoda , Aung Chan Tha Pagoda , Su Taung Pyae Pagoda and The King Church . 

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