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The verdant foliage that creeps up the side of the hotel is typical of the town and the perfectly manicured grounds of Kalaw Heritage Hotel ensure that one does not forget that they are staying in an old British Hill Station.
Kalaw Heritage Hotel is leading the town towards a more responsible model of tourism. The hotel’s Green Vision outlines how they are conserving water and energy as well as reducing waste: glass instead of plastic bottles are placed in the rooms, organic waste from the kitchen is composted and left-over food is sent to the local pig farms.
Sisson’s restaurant serves an array of fantastic Shan & Western dishes and there is a tip-top cocktail list at the Heritage Bar.
FLASH POINT: ‘Heritage Walks’ can be made from the hotel to colonial treasures such as the houses of ‘Mr Whiting’ and ‘Mrs Childers’, the Kalaw Club, St. Agnes Convent, and the supposedly haunted house just off the Circle Road (East). Ask the hotel for a map or directions.
A handful of buildings centred around a grand colonial house built in mock-Tudor style.
Five Britons who lived in Burma, with stories more interesting than that of Rudyard Kipling.