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Mt Popa, Popa

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Mountain · Nature / Park
Climb to the top of a 1,518 m (4,981 ft) tall extinct volcano at Mt 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. Using our custom trip planner, Popa attractions like Mt Popa can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • the trip to Mount Popa will take you roughly half a day (you should get started around 9am and be back around 1pm ish). Mount Popa is a nice little temple located on top of a small mountain. to reach....  more »
  • Mt. Popa is a temple built on a mountain top - the special thing is that it is a small mountain top with only this temple on top. You have to walk up there from the village below and that means a...  more »
  • Holy site of Buddhism and home of Myanmar spirits call Nat. A vigorous steep climb up stairs to 1500metres. Many shrines on way up. Be respectful of this spiritual site.
  • There are lots of monkeys

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