Mount Popa, Bagan
Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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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The view from afar is great. We climbed up to the top and the views from the top are good too although the temple at the top is nothing special. You need to be careful of all the monkeys at the start ... read more »
We were debating if to go or not due to reviews here and decided we are already here so, why not? But it was simply a waste of time. We are at the end of our Myanmar trip, and after golden rock, pinda... read more »
The past part is the way from Bagan to the location, with a beautiful semi desertic landscape. Mount popa itself looks nice from the distance but upstairs it is just a disillusion.
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