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Join Day trip to Mount Popa and Salay so as to do exciting day trip  to Mount Popa and Salay. 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 .

Tour Name Private  Day Tour To Mount Popa & Salay
Type of tour Culture & Classic Tour
Travel destination Bagan
Tour start point & end point Bagan
No of traveling days One Full Day
Recommended travel period Around the year
Min / Max Group size Private and customized tour based on your expectation and travel date
Services inclusion  
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Private Air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Bottled Water and refreshing towel during sightseeing
Services exclusion
  •  Accommodation in Bagan
  • Bagan Zone Fees
  • Personal Expense
  • Services items not mentioned
  • Tips to driver and local guide
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Day Trip To Mount Popa & Salay

Day trip to Mount Popa and Salay will being after you finished your breakfast at your hotel in Bagan and then  You will be picked at by your guide at hotel at 08:00 am then begin with a drive south, parallel to the Irrawaddy River, en route to Salay. After one hour we’ll make a stop in Chauk which has a colorful morning market to explore. Few tourists visit this market and it is a great place for local interaction and photos.

Then proceed to Salay (30 minutes), an important center of Buddhism in Myanmar with many active monasteries. Salay, many years ago, created its own unique style of Bagan-era architecture. While visiting Salay you will learn more about monastic life, Burmese Buddhism and this unique architectural style as you visit several sights including Yoke Sone Kyaung monastery, one of the oldest wooden halls in the area.

We then head 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 ancient Burmese animist spirits that predate Buddhism in this area. 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!).Transfer back to Bagan late this afternoon.

Day trip to Mount Popa and Salay
Day trip to Mount Popa and Salay
Day trip to Mount Popa and Salay

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