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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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  • It is not an easy climb up with close to 800 steps especially for senior citizens and it can be physically challenging. The climb starts from stairs and steps lined up on both sides by shops and stall...  more »
  • Be aware of the stairs... but at the end the surprise worse it ! Don't forget some water and cream 
  • Like all cites them the country mount POPA is a must-see. After a climb a little sporty (777 markets), once at the top the panorama is beautiful. Courage go!
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