Mt. Popa is about 50km away from Bagan. It is about 45 minute drive from Nyaung Oo Airport, Bagan. Mt. Popa is an extinct volcano that is estimated to have erupted for the final time, over three hundred and twenty thousand years ago.
Mt. Popa (Taungkalat)
Mount Popa (Taungkalat)
It was situated 55km southeast of Bagan. Mt. Popa (Taungkalat) is popularly recognized as an abode of many “Nats” (spirits of ancient ancestors) who dwell in various parts of the mountain. In the older days, it was also referred as the “Mountain of Spirits”. You will see monkeys expecting treats along the way to top. Can visit Mt. Popa as a day-return trip from Bagan.
Entrance to Mount Popa
View from Mount Popa
37 Spirit Statues from Popa
The cave where Popa Mae Taw, an ogre, gave birth to her two sons
Monkeys on the tree
Stairways to the top
The Pagoda you will see on the top
Souvenir shop that you can see beside stairways
A girl feeding some peas to monkeys
A monkey eating peas