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.
|Frequency:||Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday|
|Suitable For:||Family, Seniors, Children|
|Trip Theme:||Adventure, Classic, Culture, History|
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!).
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Children under 12 yrs: receiving an discounted price of around 10% of below mentioned per person prices
|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