Myanmar Sights

Popa Mountain Park

  • Off Byat Ta Pan Sat Rd., Kyauk Paduang Township Map It
  • Bagan
  • Trail/Path

Published 12/08/2015

Fodor's Review

If you fancy more exercise than stepping your way to the top of Mount Popa and intend to take to the trails around Taung Ma-gyi, the "Mother Mountain," allow an additional full day (or leave at dawn) and bring your hiking shoes. There are a variety of hiking trails, some leading to the rim of the volcano crater and others to waterfalls. The word popa comes from the Sanskrit word for flower, and as you're hiking up, you'll see how lush it is, and how the vegetation changes with the altitude. This is a good hike on which to follow a guide; your driver should be able to find you one or you can ask at Popa Mountain Resort. From there to the crater can take up to five hours.

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Off Byat Ta Pan Sat Rd., Kyauk Paduang Township, Bagan, Myanmar

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Published 12/08/2015

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