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Mount Popa, Bagan
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Climb to the top of a 1,518 m (4,981 ft) tall extinct volcano at Mount Popa, a scenic sacred volcanic mountain lying 50 km (31 mi) from Bagan. With over 200 springs and brooks, the mountain makes a great hiking area, its huge 1.6 km (0.9 mi) wide cauldron-like volcanic depression and debris landslide paying testament to the awe-inspiring power of nature. Considered the main abode of the most powerful spirits in Myanmar, the area also houses the country’s most important temples, which blend ancient folk religion with Buddhism. Perched on a huge volcanic plug, Taung Kalat Monastery--with its gilded stupas--offers spectacular panorama, which you will reach after a steep climb of 700 steps. Bring food and water along if you want to conquer the peak, and beware of the thieving macaque monkeys. By using our Bagan vacation route planner, you can arrange your visit to Mount Popa and other attractions in Bagan.
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  • I was very tired to climb. Monkey postrema students many stairs only, so dirty and dangerous. American women who were close to being 飛bi乗ra on the back, was crying. Beware. But it was too much splendor of the landscape scenery up some risk, as well.
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  • This was one of the best places we have ever stayed in. It is pretty remote and we were dropped off by our guide and driver from Mandalay after a four hour drive with a couple of stops on the way. An ...  more »
  • I went there with a shared car arranged by my guest house, cost about 7000kyat. It's about 2 hours drive from Bagan. The roadside was rather interesting, I saw some local old folks stand by the road s...  more »