Mount Popa, around 60 km from Bagan, is a fascinating destination for a day excursion. This 737 m high extinct volcano housing many stupas and small temples is always bustling with pilgrimages. Also home to the ‘Nats’ or the old spirits of Myanmar, it offers some beautiful panoramic views of the plains from the top.
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Places: Hanoi (2 days) → Halong Bay (1) → Hué (3) → Hoi An (2) → Can Tho (2) → Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon (2) → Siem Reap (3) → Champasak (3) → Luang Prabang (3) → Luang Prabang / Mekong (1) → Chiang Rai (2) → Chiang Mai (2) → Mandalay (2) → Bagan (2) → Inle Lake (3) → Yangon (2)
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Visit the Mahagiri Shrine at the top of Mt. Popa, home to the important 37 Nats or Old Spirits of Myanmar. Trek up this extinct volcano that houses many temples and pagodas, and enjoy some stunning aerial views of the surroundings from the top.