Kalaw stand high on the western edge of the Shan Plateau. It is 70 km vest of Taungyi (The Capital Of Shan State) about middle along the Thazi-Taungyi road. This was a popular hill station in the British days and it is still a peaceful and quiet place located above 1400 meters above sea level, it is also pleasantly cool and a good place for hiking amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountain scenery. A former colonial British hill station, this small- town possesses many of the Tudor-style houses and English gardens of colonial days. It is fascinating to observe different ethnic groups from around town wearing traditional costumes and packed with local goods, gather at the market place for one or twice a week to have a bazaar day.