Hnee Paya


This temple is home to a 500-year-old, gold-lacquered bamboo buddha.

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Nearby Kalaw attractions

1. Shwe Oo Min Paya

0.65 MILES

South of central Kalaw, this natural cave is home to dozens of gold buddha statues.

2. Christ the King Church

0.95 MILES

Attractive, historic church that dates back to the colonial era and famously had the same priest for 69 years.

3. Hsu Taung Pye Paya

1.12 MILES

South of Kalaw market, the myriad stupas of Hsu Taung Pye Paya were restored from ruins using donations from visiting pilgrims.

4. Mosque

1.17 MILES

Kalaw has a sizeable Muslim population and this is their main mosque.

5. Aung Chan Tha Zedi


Right in the centre of Kalaw, Aung Chan Tha Zedi is a glittery stupa, covered in gold- and silver-coloured glass mosaics.

6. Market

1.25 MILES

Kalaw's market is worth a browse – several stalls sell dried fruit and local liqueurs. Every five days, the market is swelled by traders who descend from…

7. Thein Taung Paya

1.36 MILES

For a good view over Kalaw's market and town centre, take the steps on the north side of Union Hwy to this modest Buddhist monastery with a small sangha…

8. Phwar Ya Thay Paya

19.86 MILES

This interesting temple's name supposedly means 'Lady Monk', a reference to a previous female resident. Many stairs lead up to the pagoda; the reward is…