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Mount Popa

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This extinct volcano contains the shrine of the Mahagiri Nat spirits.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Kyauk Padaung Road, Popa, Myanmar
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Number one place to visit during our trip to Bagan. You will have great views of the shrine while driving up to the base and even better views once you have climbed to the top. Beware of the monkeys!!! Although I have been told they...More

Thank sunwaterlime
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We visited in a private car & did the climb up Mt Popa, on the way we stopped at tbe side of the road to take a picture of Mt Popa & a woman asked for 1,200.00 KYT for the privilege. When asked why I'd...More

1  Thank NawtyStupot
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is another must do in Bagan. Just be careful of monkeys and bring a bag to carry your footwear or you can leave it at the bottom.

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

It’s about 1.5 hours from Bagan, so we hired a car and a driver to check it out. It’s a step climb to the top, so if you’ve got mobility issues this isn’t for you. If you’re somewhat adverse to steep climbs in tropical heat...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 16 August 2018

People in all walks of life visits the place whenever they are in Bagan. A holy and historical place with 360 view of the surroundings. A bit dirty and unhygienic. I even see some local guys giving an energy drink to those monkeys to the...More

Thank WardHo L
Reviewed 13 August 2018

filthy dirty temple that seems never to get cleaned. A lot of monkeys and so the stairs to the top are often full of monkey pee and excrement, this makes steps very slippery

Thank sthorba
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Drove to mount pops expecting a Myanmar highlight. Seeing the temple lying on top of the mountain was still promising. But after climbing all the stairs it was very disappointing. The views were great, but the pagoda was a dirty place and not worth the...More

1  Thank Hans G
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The view is great from the top but the aggressive monkeys and the filth on the way up and down was not worth it to us. It is beautiful from afar. It is a shame as if there was a rule that locals and tourists...More

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

I will keep it short: a lot of stairs with monkeypoo on it and you will be walking the stairs with your bare feet. And the reward will be a cheap looking temple with monkeys trying to steal your food. The view is oke, but...More

1  Thank Marina B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Mount Popa is an amazing place to visit. We went for a day trip from Bagan and stayed for lunch at the Mount Popa resort with a spectacular view of the golden Monastery and the breathtaking landscape that reach the endless horizon. It is a...More

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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 Ieva P | Reviewed this property |
Shared taxi now was 9000kyats per person.
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