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Mount Popa

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Kyauk Padaung Road, Popa, Myanmar
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Mount Popa Full Day Tour from Bagan
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Bagan Day Tour to Mount Popa and Salay
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Private Tour: Full Day Mount Popa and Villages from Old Bagan
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This extinct volcano contains the shrine of the Mahagiri Nat spirits.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“volcanic plug” (35 reviews)
“taung kalat” (26 reviews)
“palm sugar” (38 reviews)
Kyauk Padaung Road, Popa, Myanmar
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An easy bumpy ride from Bagan and a little harder 777 steps later you'll find a nice view and some adventures along the way. Monkeys, stores and locals hustling their wares. If dirt and exposure to other cultures offend you, best travel a first world...More

Thank BrooklinBounce
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been to Bagan many times but never really been to Mount Popa. I always wanted to go to the top but it was impossible. Just arrived to the entrance and street sellers were swarming around the car already. I just left the car and...More

Thank Ericsg123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let my title put you off! I was determined to climb the volcanic plug called Taung Kalat (pedestal hill), a sheer-sided volcanic plug, which rises 657 metres above sea level after admiring it in the travel brochures. Mount Popa is the name of the...More

Thank Skyfox49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled with our son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandsons (4 years and 10 months) and 2 friends. We spent one night at the Popa Garden View Resort while there. I can say that we all thoroughly enjoyed the area. For my 4 year old grandson...More

Thank Leebake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mount Popa is nice to view and make a picture from far. We did not find the experience worthwile to go up all the steps up to Mount Popa. One encounters a market style set up along the steps/climb up and lots of monkeys that...More

Thank Lara G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From a distance you wonder how it is possible to climb what seems to be a hill with vertical sides. When you get there you start on the 889 steps (not 777 steps as the guide books tell you). All but the first 200 have...More

3  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view from a distance of the structures at the top of the hill is stunning - shining white and gold buildings at the top of an interesting rock formation (which reminds me of Devil's Tower in Wyoming) but the view from the top is...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As well as Mount Popa you can stop at an authentic market on the way there - open mornings only - and palm sugar “factory” on the way back. We arrived at 10.00 to find the place relatively quiet. You do have to climb most...More

Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 hrs return trip. Dangerous roads up the mountain. Arrive to pure filth. Dirty vicious monkeys who wee and poo everywhere and attack you. You have to walk barefoot through filth. Constant beggers asking for money because they clean the steps. It was disgusting and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The final day in Bagan we went to Mount Popa, a National Park in rural Myanmar about 1.5 hours from Bagan. I have to say I didn’t care for it at all and would go so far as to recommend doing something else instead. Maybe...More

Thank lifeandmylens
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December 9, 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
June 19, 2016|
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Response from Ieva P | Reviewed this property |
Shared taxi now was 9000kyats per person.
October 25, 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