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Visit the village of Salay and the famous Mount Popa

Take a break from temple off Bagan and visit the village of Salay and the famous Mount Popa. Mount Popa is an extinct volcano which is believed to be home to the 'nats', ancient Burmese animist spirits. Climb to the top for stunning views of the surrounding countryside before continuing to the village of Salay, an important Buddhist center. Visit the ancient wooden monastery before returning to Bagan.

Trip Details
Trip Code: MY-BAG-1003
Destination: Bagan
Duration: 1 day
Frequency: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Departure Time: Bagan
Suitable For: Family, Seniors, Children
Trip Theme: Adventure, Classic, Culture, History
Yoke Sone Kyaung & Salary Tour
Amazing view to  Mt Popa
Mt Popa & Salary Tour
Mt Popa & Salary Tour
Mt Popa & Salary Tour

Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel right after your breakfast to start your exciting excursion to Mount Popa and the Village of Salay.

Start your journey with a dive south along the Irrawaddy River to Salay. We will make a stop in Chauk which has a colorful morning market to explore and a great place to meet and interact with locals before we continue our tour.

The drive to Salay will take around 30 Minutes; Salay is an important center of Buddhism in Myanmar with many active monasteries. Many years ago, Salary, created its own unique style of Bagan-era architecture. While visiting this little village,  you will learn more about monastic life, Burmese Buddhism and this unique architectural style as you visit several sites including  the Yoke Sone Kyaung monastery, one of the oldest wooden halls in the area.

Our next stop will be further east toward Mount Popa, an extinct volcano standing 1518 meters high. Arriving at midday, we’ll first go to Popa Mountain Resort for lunch with fabulous views over the surrounding area.

Mount Popa has played an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. Learn about nats and nat worship as you climb the stairs to the top with your local guide.  The view over the Myingyan Plain from the top of the volcanic peak is impressive.   (and the climb is optional!).


Package Includes:

  •     Private pick up transfer by an air-con licensed mini-bus with driver
  •     English speaking guides during whole roundtrip (Other languages on request)
  •     Lunch at a at Popa Mountain Resort
  •     Drinking water and Refreshments towel
  •     Entrance fees fr the visits of Salay Yoke Sone Kyaung

Package does not include:

  •     Bagan Zone Fee
  •     Drinks, Alcoholic beverage, snacks & meals outside the mentioned program  
  •     Personal expenses
  •     Tips to driver and guide
  •     Travel Insurance

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Children Policy:
    Children under 12 yrs: receiving an discounted price of around 10% of below mentioned per person prices

Join in Tour:

From Date To Date Duration Adults Children

Private Tour:

From Date To Date Duration 4 Person 3 Person 2 Person 1 Person
01 Sep 2015 30 Sep 2017 1 day

Price is quoted per person and subject to change without prior notice