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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 resort-ish type place, stay home. Its dirty. Its poor. There are monkeys every where, which also means poop. The stalls set up by venders are nothing but cheap dirty junky stuff. With that said, i enjoyed being there-immensly. I didnt climb the steps. I wandered about the village that has sprouted up at the base and rubbed elbows with the locals. One of my best days in the country! I fear for you asking-are you sure this country is the right adventure for you????