Top Things to do in Kalaw

Top Things to do in Kalaw

Kalaw is often known as the most famous Myanmar trekking hub. However, Kalaw has more than just the trekking trails to offer. From hidden waterfalls to British colonial relics, from fasinating market to secluded villages, Kalaw is a beautiful destination to uncover the uniqueness of Shan state.
These top things to do in Kalaw are just perfect idea for any travel plan to the area
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Visit the Elephants at Green Hill Valley 

Established in 2011, this elephant camp plays home to many retired elephants. It also provides a great insight into the tropical forest of the area. 
Green Hill Valley is a nice stop for any travel to Myanmar with kids as they will have a chance to learn about the animal's life, walking and bathing them. 
The center has different itineraries for you to choose. Activities are interesting too including re-planting the forest and walking with the mahouts

Sprouting Seed Cooking Class ( Sustainable tourism )

We strongly recommend you make a stop at this coffee shop to support their operation as they have been doing great to create opportunities for local youth.
For foodies who are interested in vegetarian food, do not miss their offer for 3 hours cooking class. The full experience involves a market visit, buying fresh farm produce then challenging your cooking skills.
The cooking class is affordable with only $30 / per person

horse forest

Take a Horseback Riding Tour

Boasting numerous riding trails, mostly unpaved, Kalaw is really an inspiring equestrian destination in Myanmar. You can opt a day return trip to the residence of the Palaung people, passing the forest and tea plantation or many days tour linking Kalaw to Inle Lake or as far as Kalaw ( 4 days tour ).
If you are interested in a longer journey, our travel expert can craft an itinerary as long as 10 days to wind through the most spectacular parts of Kalaw.

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Get a view from Ma Naw Hla Pagoda

The pagoda is not listed in many travel guides which means it is still out of the tourist path. To access this sacred site, you need to climb the dirt roads but also can take a drive uphill for about 10 minutes. 
The view is simply impressive!

Explore Taw Kyal Waterfall

Ideally, Taw Kyal is a good choice for a half-day trip from Kalaw. It takes about 1,5 hours drive to reach its pool. There is a little bridge to cross the waters but you can also plunge into its foot when the pool is full of water as well.

Kalaw Morning Market

This fair attracts not only Kalaw people but also ethnic minorities from nearby areas. It offers beautiful photogenic chances, especially if you want to shoot Burmese portraits.
It is advised to visit the market with a tour guide so you can have better local interaction.

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Taking a day trek to Kan Ban Nee 

It takes about 6 hours to complete this walk. The main reason why Kan Ban Nee trek is listed in our top things to do in Kalaw is that it encompasses the oldest forest of Shan State and a picturesque lake that serves as the reservoir of Kalaw. 

As a local tour operator, we are happy to create a personalized itinerary for your private Myanmar Tour with unique touches. If you have any questions in your mind about your travel to Kalaw or anywhere else in Myanmar, please feel free to contact us. 


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