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Go birding in Kalaw; the region is home to more than 1,000 avian species, including six endemic species that are globally endangered.
Ethnic Minority Village
Spend a half day hiking to various local villages, such as Myin Ka, a Danu settlement, and Pein ne bin, a village of the Paulang people. Meet local residents and learn about their lives in this rural part of Burma.
Visit a local market, where you will interact with the many ethnicities that compose the melting pot of Kalaw, from Shan to Indians, Bamar, and Nepalis (Gurkhas retired from British military service). This is a chance to buy authentic local goods from native merchants.
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This colonial residence, originally built in 1909 and restored in 2002, is located in the hill town Kalaw in Shan State. The building is laden with history and tradition and is surrounded by a cottage garden with ancient trees and flowers. The resort is situated in a tranquil location with a fantastic view over Kalaw and the Shan mountains. All 10 rooms of the Amara Mountain Resort are simply decorated in Asian and European style, each room with an open fire and chimney and en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower. The resort’s dining room serves traditional Myanmar and European food. Many of the restaurant’s ingredients are picked from the resort’s own organic garden. The surrounding area has plenty of nature and culture worth exploring. Activities include trekking directly from the front door into the Shan mountains and around Kalaw, visiting Palaung, Danu and Pao villages, Kalaw market and golf course. Heho airport can be reached by car within 45 Minutes.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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