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"BAGAN TOUR TO MOUNT POPA AND SALAY" takes a break from temple touring in Bagan to visit Mount Popa and Salay. Mount Popa is an extinct volcano which is believed to be home to the "nats", ancient Burmese animist spirits. Climb to the top for stunning views of the surrounding countryside before continuing to the village of Salay, an important Buddhist centre. Visit the ancient wooden monastery before returning to Bagan. ..
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Bagan, located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. The shape and construction of each building is highly significant in Buddhism with each component part taking on spiritual meaning. Bagan became a central powerbase in the mid 9th century under King Anawratha, who unified Burma under Theravada Buddhism. It is estimated that as many as 13,000 temples and stupas once stood on this 42 sq km plain in central Myanmar

Bagan Day Trips to Mount Popa & Salay

This full day trip takes you from Bagan to Mount Popa and on to Salay. Myanmar Daily Tours - Rowing Boat in Bagan
This morning, head southeast 48 km to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with a height of 1518 m. Mount Popa has played an 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. Learn about nats and nat worship as you climb the stairs to the top with your local guide. The view over the Myingyan Plain from the top of the volcanic peak is impressive (and the climb is optional!).
Lunch at the restaurant of Mt Popa Resort.
Continue in direction of Salay, known today as an important center of Buddhism with many active 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.


    Our Services Include:
    English-speaking guide
    Transfers and excursion with private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
    1 lunch at Popa Mountain Resort
    Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program

    Our Services do not Include:

    Meals other than mentioned
    Drinks and personal expenses
    Any other items not mentioned


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