Mount Popa is an extinct volcano in central Myanmar, located in Bago Province, about 50 kilometers southeast of Bagan.
Poba Mountain is a little far away from the New Bagan Hotel we stayed in, but still decided to come over with the hotel’s travel friends. The mountain is still quite high, and the town below the mountain that makes us more interested can experience the life of the locals. It's an unexpected gain
walking up the stairs (legendary 777 steps) to see the monastery. my friend and I did not feel tired climbing the stairs. not a very big place on top but there a lot of short stories introducing the Nats (refers to The nats who are spirits worshipped in Myanmar and neighboring countries in conjunction with Buddhism) who lived in Mount Popa as we climbed up
The main attraction in Bagan is the pagoda, but if you have enough time in Bagan and want to change your taste, Mount Popa is definitely worth visiting. In fact, it takes about an hour to drive from Bagan to Mount Poba. This is a sacred mountain in Myanmar. There are many myths and stories. The tour guide said that there are indeed many magical things happening on this mountain. The process of going up the mountain will not be very tiring, and the scenery from the top of the mountain is very good.
Mount Boba is 1,500 meters high and is very eye-catching on the Bagan Plain. There is a temple of Nath and a stupa on the mountain. It is also the place where gods appear in the legend. It is the sacred mountain in the hearts of believers who believe in Nath religion.