Church in Kalaw

Christ the King Church

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

Shwe Oo Min Paya

South of central Kalaw, this natural cave is home to dozens of gold Buddha statues.
Market in Kalaw


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 the hill villages outside town.
Mosque in Kalaw


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

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.
Buddhist Temple in Kalaw

Hsu Taung Pye Paya

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

Thein Taung Paya

For a good view over Kalaw's market and centre, take the steps on the north side of Union Hwy (NH4) to this modest Buddhist monastery with a small congregation of friendly monks.
Buddhist Temple in Kalaw

Hnee Paya

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