Full day trip from Bagan to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with a height of 1518 m, about 48 km south east of Bagan
Full day trip from Bagan to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with a height of 1518 m, about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mount Popa has played and important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. The view over the Myingyan Plain from the top of the Popa-Taung Kalat volcanic peak is impressive (the climb is optional !).
Lunch at the restaurant of Mt Popa Resort. Continue in direction of Salay, known today as an important centre of Buddhism with many living monasteries. Throughout its past, Salay created its own unique style of Bagan era architecture and you can see one of the nicest and oldest wooden monastery halls at Yok Sone Kyaung monastery. Transfer back to Bagan in the afternoon.