Posts Tagged ‘Taunggyi’

Myanmar Chinese Muslim Masjids

January 3, 2011

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Panthays form a group of Chinese Muslims in Burma. Some people refer to Panthays as the oldest group of Chinese Muslims in Burma. However, because of intermixing and cultural diffusion the Panthays are not as distinct a group as they once were.

Panthay ( MLCTS: pan: se: lu myui: is a term used to refer to the predominantly Muslim Hui people of China who migrated to Burma. They are among the largest groups of Burmese Chinese, and predominantly reside in the northern regions of Burma (formerly known as Upper Burma), particularly in the Tangyan-Maymyo-MandalayTaunggyi area and Shan States.



February 27, 2009


Kalaw is a hill town in the Shan State of Burma. It is located in Kalaw Township in Taunggyi District. The town was popular with the British during colonial rule.

It is a famous hill retreat between Taunggyi and Tha-zi. Kalaw being situated at an altitude of 4600 feet gives cool and pleasant climate that passed through pine trees. People living near by are colourful Palaung tribe. A day trekking to Ta-yaw village, Paine-bin village and Yeaye Kan is a must during your stay. (more…)