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A FULL DAY IN MT POPA AND SALAY (L)
Your trip to Mt Popa and Salay begins after breakfast, when you are picked up at your hotel.
On the way to Salay, you drive south, parallel to the Irrawaddy River. After about one hour you stop at Chauk where a colorful morning market is waiting for you to be explored. Only few tourists come to this market, making it the ideal destination for local interaction and photos.
Continue further 30 minutes to Salay, an important Buddhism center of Myanmar with many monasteries. Many years ago, Salay created its own unique architecture style of Bagan-era. With your visit here you will get the chance to learn more about the monastic life, Burmese Buddhism and this unique architectural style at several sights like Yoke Sone Kyaung monastery, one of the most antique wooden halls in the area.
Then you head to east toward Mt Popa, an 1518 meter high extinct volcano. You will reach this place at noon, where you will be served with lunch in a local restaurant with fabulous views over the surrounding area.
Mt Popa was an important part in Myanmar’s culture, religion and history since earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to worship the 37 Nats, an old Burmese animist spirit. As you climb the stairs to the top with your local guide, you will gain very interesting knowledge about nats and nat worship. From the top of the peak you can have an amazing view over the Myingyan Plain (note that the climb is optional).
Transfer back to Bagan in the late afternoon.
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