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Address: Mount Popa, Bagan, Myanmar

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If unknown, the story of the Nat Temple is worth the visit

Not easy to get there but the sights are worthwhile. The Nat Temple was colorful with 37 different statues of varying sizes and dress. Very colorful as you look down the single... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
Joseph R
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Basehor, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're not comfortable around monkeys don't go here. Temple is not so interesting but the view is quite special!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't bother long way to climb and there are better temples in Bagan, the road from Bagan to the bottom of mount pope is long and bumpy and there are a lot of beggars on the side of the road

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Thank Karen885jc
Waimea, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Nat worship is part of the history of Myanmar. This temple has colorful statues with gift of fruit, flowers and money left by the worshippers

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Basehor, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Not easy to get there but the sights are worthwhile. The Nat Temple was colorful with 37 different statues of varying sizes and dress. Very colorful as you look down the single line that they are displayed. I agree with comments written by others about the stairs and monkeys...

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Thank Joseph R
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Nice and lovely. The view from the top is spectular. It is worth climbing the steps just to feel the unpolluted air and the beautiful scenery below.

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Ladysmith, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Our guide explained how people worshiped these Nats and explained many if the different ones, interesting part of Buddhism here

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Thank Kimberly Ann J
Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The view to the rock with the temple and the views from the summit are outstanding. The tradition of the Nats is very interesting Do worry from the climb of 777 steps. It is a slow climbs due to the fact that there are many worshipers coming so it goes easy and slowly.

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Thank nadi O o
Parkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

As you ascend (barefoot--watch out for monkey poo) you see multiple shrines to nats. There are a limited number of "official" nat spirits but the people have other nats, water spirits and tree spirits.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Nat temple at the top of Mount Popa is worth the day trip from Bagan. The place has less tourists and is mainly locals giving offerings. The climb is not too difficult and the views are amazing. Just watch out for the monkeys.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

There a lot of steps on the trek up to the top not for the faint hearted in places as some are really steep well worth the effort to the top once you get past the monkeys and step sweepers the temple and view is worth the effort just take your time and take water with you

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