Mt. Popa, Bagan

  • Location: About 50 km Southeast of Bagan in the Pegu Range
  • Elevation: 1518 M
  • Prominence: 1150 M
  • Type: Stratovolcano
  • Vehicles: Bus, truck, taxi or hiking
  • Attraction: Best known as a pilgrimage site, with numerous Nat temples and relic sites atop the mountain

Around 55 kilometers Southeast of Bagan, Mt. Popa is an inactive volcano of 1518 meters high. Each year, the mountain draws thousands of visitors.

The name ‘popa’ derives from a Pali word, puppa, which means flower. The activity that attracts tourists most is climbing up to the top of the mountain. It takes about half an hour to complete 777 stair steps of Mt. Popa, but it is worth the effort. On the top of Mt. Popa is Popa Taungkalat Monastery, the home for 37 Mahagiri spirits – or nats in Burmese language. Also, there, you can catch sight of the whole surrounding area, alluring Ayeyarwaddy River, lovely small villages, and perhaps a wonderful sunset.

Mt. Popa Tours

  •  Meditate in magical sunset over the world-famous Shwedagon pagoda
  •   Discover dried plain of Bagan and its ancient temples and pagodas
  •   Sail upstream Irrawaddy river to exotic temple of Kyuak Gu U Min
  •   Enjoy horse-cart ride around the immortal capital of Ava
  •   Explore amazing collection of Buddha images in Pindaya cave
  •   Get closer to tribal life and culture with a trek through Danu hill village
  •   Learn local technique to cultivate typical floating gardens on Inle Lake
  •   Unwind on pristine beach of Ngapali
Experiences :
Only From $2,697 $2,967
  •  Walk down Yangon busy street and admire fine art of colonial buildings
  •   Take in magical scene of the glowing Shwedagon pagoda over sunset time
  •   Explore Bagan's splendid history with ancient architectural temples and pagodas
  •   Learn how exquisitely famous lacquerware products of Bagan are made out
  •   Hike up Mt. Popa and get insights of local religion on mountain top manastery
  •   Undertake a scenic river journey to visit Kyauk Gu U Min temple
Experiences :
Only From $665 $735

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