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Mt Popa, Popa

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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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  • There is a temple on the cliff. A monkey will welcome you at the entrance. Steep stairs continue up to the top. You will take about 30 minutes to climb. You need to take off your shoes and climb. ♯You...  more »
  • The temple is located at the top of Mt. Poppa (1518m) next to town carats (737m altitude), but it is a small place. I went to the hotel on the side of Mt. Poppa next to the temple and took only the photograph.
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  • Better call it mount poopa. It is a nice place to see. But walking around bare footed with all the monkeys is less appetizing. Be sure to bring some wet tissues to clean your feet. At the entry you can dispose of your shoes in lockers.
  • One of the best place to see the sunset in Bagan! A lot of monkeys along the way to the top of the mountain! Love from Vietnam!
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