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Why Kalaw - Kakku - Inle Lake is special ?
Kalaw is located to the west of Inle Lake, and blends the influences of Indian and Nepalese cultures. The area is ideal for walks and treks and it is possible to discover little-visited minority hill tribe villages. High up in western Shan State, Kalaw is an old hill station with a laid back atmosphere, refreshing climate and scenic views. Many of Kalaw’s original colonial-era buildings remain, and it is also known as Myanmar’s trekking mecca.
Whether you are after a brief stroll to to soak up the atmosphere and take in some hill views and the colourful flower-lined streets, or a longer multi-day trek to Inle Lake to witness the lives of the local hill tribes, Kalaw offers a wide variety of options for exploration – and a freedom of unfettered movement that is not always possible in other remote parts of Myanmar.
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What to explore at Kalaw - Kakku - Inle Lake?
Visiting local hill tribe villages
The morning market is well worth a visit, and it has some interesting colonial remains, but Kalaw is better known as an excellent base for walking in the cool and picturesque mountains, blanketed in gnarled pine forests and bamboo groves. On longer treks it is possible to discover little-visited minority hill tribe villages.
Kakku Pagoda Complex,Taunggyi features a cluster of fantastic ancient monuments and is located in the heart of Shan State. It is mainly a group of thousands of pagodas and temples which were built in the 16th century. This popular tourist attraction in the city attracts a huge number of travelers every year who come to visit the ancient temples and Buddhist Pagodas. These are of great historical importance due to their existence dating back from 2000 years
Visitors can get to see the natural vegetation and cultivation along the roads which leads to the Pagoda Complex. They have ample scope of watching the lifestyle of Pa-O tribal people and have a sneak peek at their culture. One can have an insight of the traditional lifestyle of these people who made the foundation of the amazing Pagoda Complex.
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