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Mount Popa

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Kyauk Padaung Road, Popa, Myanmar
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This extinct volcano contains the shrine of the Mahagiri Nat spirits.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good33%
  • Average28%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“volcanic plug” (37 reviews)
“taung kalat” (24 reviews)
“palm sugar” (38 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kyauk Padaung Road, Popa, Myanmar
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"volcanic plug"
in 37 reviews
"taung kalat"
in 24 reviews
"palm sugar"
in 38 reviews
"day trip"
in 70 reviews
"extinct volcano"
in 17 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 37 reviews
"mountain top"
in 14 reviews
"your feet"
in 42 reviews
"wet wipes"
in 13 reviews
"worth the effort"
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"walk up"
in 14 reviews
"take your time"
in 15 reviews
"nats"
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"steps"
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"cleaners"
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"spirits"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Hans G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Marina B
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Reviewed July 9, 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

Thank MonicaCP
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

One hour from Bagan, worth the visit just for the day. It is a unique experience to climb mount Popa with all the monkeys around. There are some ladies that make the best papaya noddle salad on the way up, right before you need to...More

Thank bernardojcastro
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

I heard a scream, and it was my husband behind me. A monkey had grabbed at his water bottle bag. It broke the bag, releasing the two bottles which the monkey then proceeded to undo the cap and drink. No kidding! It did that. I...More

Thank etravelhome
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

It is less commercial than other pagoda. There are 700 over steps and wear slipper as you got to remove the shoe There is a fortune teller at the pagoda. We had fun with him but not really recommended. You can view the sunset from...More

Thank DerrickBrook
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

The journey is as interesting as the structures on the top. Far more commercial than many of the Pagodas and temples in Myanmar but caters to a local tourism dollar and pilgrims. The stair sweepers continually asking for money was a bit too much, would...More

Thank poppetann
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

It's a temple up and had to climb 777 steps so few tips: 1. Bring enough water, can get kinda exhausted climbing the steps. 2. Use a slipper or sandal, since you going to take them off. And, don't bother putting them in the 'shoe...More

Thank Wenah R
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Glueckskeksi
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..
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David P
June 19, 2016|
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Response from Ieva P | Reviewed this property |
Shared taxi now was 9000kyats per person.
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JakeEdwards
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
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