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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
+95 9 794 911949
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

little over one hour drive from Bagna. It's worth to see. Hotel is so luxury. Nice trekking too. We can see some Nat festival too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Go Myanmar B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hike up takes you 30 mins.777 steps. Spend 15 mins up there and hike down another 15. Not bad view from above however shot from below is definitely more dramatic.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Max P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely dirty covered with litter and monkey urine. Monkeys aggressive. Overall disappointing and unpleasant.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sarahg103456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love the nature, don't miss that sunrise at summit of Mt.Popa. The most beautiful sunrise I ever seen.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tinkomin4981
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Karen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LindsayV857
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank mardarder
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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February 24, 2019|
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Response from rod_pickering | Reviewed this property |
We went to a tour place directly over the road from our resort. These places are pretty much everywhere. My only recommendation would be don’t book through your hotel reception as it will cost more.
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 chow218 | Reviewed this property |
I have the tour from Authentic Myanmar, they cover all. You can contact them through their web.Very good travel agent(Phaung)