Kalaw is located 1,400 meters above sea-level. It is 70 km west of Taunggyi. Many of the houses and English gardens of colonial days remain. Kalaw is a good place for hiking amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountain scenery. You can walk from Kalaw to Inle Lake in 2 to 3 days and stay overnight at local houses and monasteries.