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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 3 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Thank mardarder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Thank lfantelo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mount popa was worth the visit. Take your time to see the gnats, starting at the bottom of the staircase on your right hand side. There are many monkeys , all the way up, so be careful not to lose your food. There are many...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 192RoseM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The steps are not dirty as described in other reviews. There are people who keep it clean to some extent however the view from the top is not that great. If you don’t feel like climbing, the next best option would be to have lunch...More

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

Don't go on this trip it is a tourist money making con. You are driven in a bus for about an hour to Pops. Here you are left to find your own way down a large number of steps on your walk to Pops steps....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even with the reviews on Mount Popa we still felt a sunset at the top of hill was worth experiencing a sunset on the top of the hill. I was wrong The view from Mount Popa was beautiful. However I did not make it to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
19 June 2016|
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Response from Ieva P | Reviewed this property |
Shared taxi now was 9000kyats per person.
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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