Guide to off the beaten track Kalaw, Myanmar
- Guide to off the beaten track Kalaw, Myanmar
- Aung Chan Tha Zedi
- Myoma Monastery
- Kalaw Heritage Hotel
- The Hotel – Kalaw Hill Lodge
- Day Walks
- Aye Thar Yar Golf
- Massage and Spa
- Everest Restaurant
- Sprouting Seeds Cafe and Bakery
- What I used to take these photos:
- Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera
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- GoPro HERO4 Silver
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- SanDisk 64 GB Memory Cards
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Aung Chan Tha ZediThis pagoda was at the heart of Kalaw. It was just before dinner (more info below) when I went to see it and its shiny exterior made up of thousands of pieces of mirrored glass. Next day, I saw it again but thought it looked better at night.
Myoma MonasteryHow extra is that exterior of the monastery? love it! It was also right in town beside the market. (couldn’t check out the market as it was shut when I arrived, think after 5 pm). PS: be patience when google maps need few tries to find this spot.
Kalaw Heritage HotelWhile travelling I like to check out a different range of hotels and this was definitely one of the best in Kalaw. I’m not surprised why this heritage hotel has become a landmark in Kalaw. They also offer wineries tour, cultural sites, market tour, birds safari and hikes. You can read the full review here.
Day WalksI believe walking is one of the best ways to get to know the new place. Walks around the local area in Kalaw was lovely and quite different than any other Burmese town that I visited. The streets were very clean and there were flowers and vegetables growing in abundance in people’s gardens and walkways. I walked all around town, passed the church, monastery, mosque and to the historic train station. Love the look of pine trees scene too.
Aye Thar Yar GolfI was surprised to find the British sport was very much alive in Kalaw. There is 6 famous golf course in Myanmar, out of which 4 are located in Yangon, 1 is in Bagan and last one, 18 hole golf course about an hour and a half drive away from Kalaw. Near Taunggyi, the capital of Shan state. You can hire cubs and balls. Great way to spend a novelty afternoon in Kalaw surrounded by stunning mountains and valleys.
Massage and SpaAfter all the walking around, spa and wellness centre is what I was after. There are a handful of choices in Kalaw but I chose the spa and wellness centre in the hotel- Kalaw hill lodge. They offer Swedish massage, oil, Ayurvedic massage, Burmese massage, body and foot scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures. The prices were reasonable and I couldn’t be happier getting pampered in the middle of the mountain setting.
Everest RestaurantIf you know me, you know I love some MOMO which is Nepali dumpling dish. But was slightly disappointed to know it had to be pre-order 24 hours in advance. So, I ordered the rice with mutton curry. To my surprise, it came with all the side dishes and they would refill it without extra charge. Happy to report the food was amazing and the staffs were polite and friendly.
Sprouting Seeds Cafe and BakeryI believe all paths lead to food. Travelling to remote places isn’t always easy but when you find the best organic breakfast in 3 days, am all smiles. I also love the idea of this bakery. They are helping the community by training the local Kalaw youth and giving them jobs. Perhaps you would be able to check out their recent addition to the cafe and bakery – eco shop and yoga classes. I hope this blog post gave you an idea of what to see and do in Kalaw, Myanmar.
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Guide to off the beaten track Kalaw, Myanmar