Kalaw | Myanmar

Dream Mountain Resort Kalaw

Southeast Asia Tour 2015

Kalaw | Myanmar

02 Dec 2015 | Wed

Day 14 of 46

  • Flight | Bagan Nyaung-U to Heho | Drive to Kalaw
  • Arrive | Town of Kalaw
  • Dream Mountain Resort Kalaw
  • Kalaw Countryside Trek to Pein Ne Bin Village

Flight | Bagan Nyaung-U to Heho | Drive to Kalaw

After our beautiful one-hour drive from Heho Airport, we arrived at our hotel in the beautiful little town of Kalaw.

Town of Kalaw

Kalaw, Myanmar is the perfect destination for travelers looking for a laid-back, off-the-beaten-path experience. Located in Western Shan State, Kalaw is situated in the hills and surrounded by lush greenery. It was once a popular hill station for British colonials and now offers an intriguing mix of local cultures and colonial relics.

View of Kalaw from Dream Mountain Resort

The town itself has a homey feel, with low-rise buildings and plenty of space to wander around or relax in one of its many cafés or tea houses. For adventure seekers, Kalaw can be used as a base for trekking excursions into nearby forests where you can explore villages, encounter diverse wildlife and take part in unique experiences such as learning traditional weaving techniques from locals.

Kalaw (Burmese: ကလောမြို့; Shan: ၵၢတ်ႇလေႃႉ [ka lɔ]) is a hill town in the Shan State of Myanmar. It is located in Kalaw Township in Taunggyi District.

The town was popular with the British during colonial rule. Kalaw is the main setting of the novel Das Herzenhören by Jan-Philipp Sendker.

The hill station is located at an elevation of 1310 metres, 50 km from the Inle lake. Kalaw is famous for hiking and trekking. Many trekking trails ranging from nearby places to Inle Lake and Pindaya. The town still feels like a high-altitude holiday resort – the air is cool, the atmosphere is calm and the tree-lined streets still contain a smattering of colonial-era architecture – while the surrounding hills are fine for relatively easy day or overnight treks to Danu, Danaw, Palaung, Pa-O and Taung Yo villages.

– Wikipedia Kalaw – Taunggyi District

Dream Mountain Resort Kalaw

Dream Mountain Resort is a boutique hotel located on a hillside overlooking the picturesque town of Kalaw in Myanmar. Surrounded by rolling hills and stunning mountain views, this unique accommodation boasts an array of modern amenities and excellent service.

With its overall design (inside and out) and its location sitting high up overlooking the Kalaw valley, the Dream Mountain Resort gives the feeling of staying in an alpine lodge. The views here are some of the best we’ve ever seen.

Dream Mountain Resort Kalaw

Set against a backdrop of spectacular beauty, Dream Mountain Resort provides guests with unlimited opportunities to explore the natural wonders of Kalaw. The staff at Dream Mountain Resort strive to provide their guests with everything they need for an unforgettable vacation in this charming corner of Myanmar.

Our room (suite), the staff, and the service were all top-notch here – we hated that we only stayed one night!

Featuring Wi Fi throughout the property, this 3-star Dream Mountain Resort Kalaw offers accommodation 25 minutes’ walk from Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery. The resort is a short walk from Kalaw Tower.

The property puts you in the heart of Kalaw, 2.1 km from Hnee Pagoda. The hotel is about a 14-minute walk to Kalaw Market in Kalaw.

The accommodation has 36 rooms comprising a patio and a balcony. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels together with a mini bar fridge and coffee/tea making machines are offered. A bathtub, a roll-in shower and a separate toilet along with comforts like dryers and bath sheets are also at guests’ disposal.

Breakfast is served every morning in the restaurant. Drinks are available at the snack bar. You can get a gastronomic experience at Y ii K which offers European, Indian, Asian and Burmese cuisine approximately 8 minutes’ stroll away.

– Hotel Website Dream Mountain Resort Kalaw

Entrance, Lobby & Grounds

Our Room & Views

Restaurant / Breakfast

Breakfast here at Dream Mountain Resort was very impressive.  Cook-to-order eggs, omelets, pancakes, fresh fruits, bread, fresh juices, and coffee.  What else could you ask for?

YouTube Video – View from Room

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