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Whilst it's beautiful high up in the mountain and the view of the surrounding area is nice, it's very dirty, the monkeys are a great nuisance, 818 steps on the heart are not fun to climb for a not ancient but in Myanmar terms recent...More
Seems that there are 700+ steps up to the Taungkalat shrine. The shrine is located at a lower hill next to Mount Popa. You can get great views of Mount Popa when walking up the steps to the shrine or on the drive towards the...More
Definitely worth the hike. The biggest nuisance is monkey poop and pee on the stairs. The cleaners do less than stellar job, but without them the stairs would be unwalkable so tip them as you ascend to the top. he views are great one you...More
Wow, didn’t know what to expect and it was quite breathtaking! We stopped here on our way to Mandalay and while a little out of the way, well worth the stop! Be aware, there a pesky monkeys EVERYWHERE and there are people stationed on the...More
As in other opinions, the good views are down the monastery....
If you are 3/4 days in Bagan then to visit this monastery it’s ok, otherwise it’s not worth it!!!
It’s a dirty place plenty of monkeys and beggars asking money to clean the stairs...More
Maybe it is because I visited it right after the incredible balloon trip over Old Bagan, but truth is, it wasn’t as amazing as I thought. Unusually dirty for Myanmar (maybe because of the monkeys) and not duly maintained, the first sets of stairs are...More