Photo: Taung Kalat, better known as Mount Popa.

Mount Popa

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If you’ve had your fill of ancient stupas on a dusty plain, then how about a volcano-top monastery surrounded by forest instead? We reckon a half-day side trip to spectacular Mount Popa is a good reason to stay another day in Bagan.

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To visitors (and travel agents), Mount Popa refers to the ancient volcanic plug situated on the lower slopes of the extinct volcano, atop of which a monastery has been precariously placed. The wide, forest-clad mountain that overshadows the outcrop and that can be seen from over 50 kilometres away is actually Mount Popa; the iconic plug and pagoda is officially named Taung ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)


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