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Mount Popa

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Kyauk Padaung Road, Popa, Myanmar
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US$ 70.00*
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Bagan Day Tour to Mount Popa and Salay
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US$ 93.80*
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Private Tour: Full Day Mount Popa and Villages from Old Bagan
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US$ 87.50*
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Day Trip to Mount Popa Including Lunch
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This extinct volcano contains the shrine of the Mahagiri Nat spirits.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average29%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“volcanic plug” (34 reviews)
“taung kalat” (25 reviews)
“palm sugar” (36 reviews)
Kyauk Padaung Road, Popa, Myanmar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had seen this temple in pictures however, I was not prepared for the beauty of it in person. This is one sight that will take your breath away when you first see it. We arrived at the bottom and started our trek up the...More

Thank RamonaF541
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have had enough of visiting the amazing pagodas whilst in Bagan then Mount Popa is a change of scenery. The in excess of 700 steps to the top are not the cleanest in the world with the moneys there, but the view from...More

Thank Sally L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Guess my age really is showing. No, I'm not ancient, but 800 steps in the heat of Myanmar wasn't all that appealing. Our guide had an alternate suggestion: the Mount Popa Resort. it is near the shrine but you can drive to it, have a...More

Thank 63Mark63
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mt Popa which is about 50 km or 30 miles to the South-East from Bagan.In sanskrit popa means flower.In olden days the people in Mt Popa grow many flowers for the royal family of bagan.The Taung Kalat means Rocky Cliff.The Rocky cliff that the people...More

Thank Kyu Kyu T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waiter said we needed to go to Mount Popa, but warned us that it was so powerful that it would be hard to control ourselves. After he said that ... we booked a car to drive us there! It takes an hour drive from...More

Thank Michelle123452015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was preparing myself for MP-MP-MB, but was surprised to find nothing of the sort. It's a busy temple with lots of pilgrims. The devoted clean the steps until they were spotless. There were the occasional monkeys but they didn't cause issues. View from the...More

Thank Travellusted
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

While researching whether to take this trip (it was an hour or so from Bagan where we were staying) I read that the stairs were too steep and too many, the monkeys were bordering on dangerous and would attack if you pointed a camera in...More

2  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

As it's a holy places you have to remove shoes. This is obviously ok, and we have been doing it all over Myanmar and other parts of the world. But the monkeys are everywhere, and the locals feed them (you can buy sticks of seed...More

Thank Will A
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Best time to hike is October November. The forest is dense, cool and humid with 3 types of monkeys, jungle cats and deers to be spotted on the hike up to the volcanic crater.

Thank GaborTeveli
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We took a shared taxi from a company name Memory to mount Popa. The taxi driver whose name is "handsome" was nice at the beginning. Before we arrived he advised us to beware of our belongings as there are many monkeys around who could take...More

3  Thank livinpassion
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9 December 2016|
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Response from Taosi_Vytas | Reviewed this property |
Dear sir, As my Bagan friend told me -festival December 28..enjoy..
David P
20 June 2016|
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Response from Taco d | Reviewed this property |
My trip was part of a package tour, so the price is not all that clear, however a half day trip is certainly doable.
26 October 2015|
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Response from Leigh-Traveler2015 | Reviewed this property |
What an interesting question. Did you read the reviews? What are you looking for in your travels? If you want to experience Myanmar and the rituals/life of the people, then go. If you are looking for some 5-star... More

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