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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average29%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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Kyauk Padaung Road, Popa, Myanmar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While researching whether to take this trip (it was an hour or so from Bagan where we were staying) I read that the stairs were too steep and too many, the monkeys were bordering on dangerous and would attack if you pointed a camera in...More

2  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As it's a holy places you have to remove shoes. This is obviously ok, and we have been doing it all over Myanmar and other parts of the world. But the monkeys are everywhere, and the locals feed them (you can buy sticks of seed...More

Thank Will A
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Best time to hike is October November. The forest is dense, cool and humid with 3 types of monkeys, jungle cats and deers to be spotted on the hike up to the volcanic crater.

Thank GaborTeveli
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We took a shared taxi from a company name Memory to mount Popa. The taxi driver whose name is "handsome" was nice at the beginning. Before we arrived he advised us to beware of our belongings as there are many monkeys around who could take...More

1  Thank livinpassion
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We took a side tour here on our journey from Bagan to Mandalay. Unfortunately the weather turned on us as we arrived and we couldn't see the mountain as very cloudy - we laughed it off and decided to make the most of the trip...More

1  Thank FelicityK22
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I started this tour at 8:30am and my taxi driver was waiting for me already. Once again here is his contact info: U Shwo Win (Golden Land Taxi Services) Phone No: 09-459911078. He was very reliable and kind. It was around 1.5 hrs ride from...More

4  Thank Tony C
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

If you have more than two days in Bagan this is a good gate away. We did It privately since we want to be flexible. The Mother Spirit of Popa Nat Shrine is interesting but not sure if it will be for every body as...More

Thank ichiong
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My wife and I went straight from the bus station to the mountain at about 7-8am and we were glad that we did it early to avoid the heat. We stopped near the base of the mountain and from there the view toward the Taung...More

Thank Huy L
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We hired a car for about 30000, from 8am-12pm, it is something to spend the half day to see a temple on the mountain, yet floor is so dirty with monkey stools and smelled so bad. Despite we had to walk up in bare feet,...More

1  Thank Sulah M
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Bizzare experience. Worthwhile going if have 3 days in Bagan, otherwise enjoy the other temples / pagodas around Bagan instead. We left Old Bagan at 4am by taxi for 35,000 (driver wasn't willing to negotiate) and arrived shortly after 5am. Drive was fine. Gates were...More

Thank NZKateNJake
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9 December 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
20 June 2016|
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Response from Taco d | Reviewed this property |
My trip was part of a package tour, so the price is not all that clear, however a half day trip is certainly doable.
26 October 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