Discovery of Myanmar beauty in not just in Yagon, Manladay, Bagan or Inla Lake, in this tour, we move to the countryside in Salay and visit Mount Popa in order to fully experience Myanmar in the best way. Be amazed of Yoke Sone Monastery and local market in Salay and take a look at fascinating view at Mount Popa. Lots of things are waiting you ahead.
 

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Duration: 1 day
Start/End: Bagan – Salay – Mount Popa – Bagan
Highlights: Yoke Sone Monastery, local market in Salay, Mount Popa, Buddhist Shrine at Popa peak.
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

 
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Start our day with a drive from Bagan to Salay lasting for about one hours and a half. The highlight of Salay, the colorful old religious center in Central Myanmar is the diversity of monasteries.

Burmese farmer and his white cows on the road to farm in Salay

Burmese farmer and his white cows on the road to farm in Salay

It is easy to recognize that the most outstanding one is Yoke Sone monastery with spectacular woodcarving and Buddhist image, which partly reflects the main religion here, Buddhism. We also pay a visit to local market in order to get an insight into Myanmar daily life and customs.

Yoke Sone monastery

Yoke Sone monastery

This journey will not be completed without a visit to Mount Popa, which is 45 kilometers to the East of Salay. With the height of 4981 feet above the sea level, Mount Popa is a unique extinct volcano with spectacular view.

Panoramic view of Mount Popa

Panoramic view of Mount Popa

Your strength will be improved after finishing 777 steps leading to the top of of Popa Peak where a Buddhist Shrine is situated. Moreover, in the surrounding, there are monasteries, pagodas and shrines in different size and shape. The best moment is when you are in the highest point in the area, a panoramic view is opened right before your eyes and leave you with admiration and impression.

Burmese nats (spirits) in Mount Popa

Burmese nats (spirits) in Mount Popa

In the mid-afternoon back to Bagan and you will explore Bagan from a different perspective by car and guide. Watch sunset from the Temple. Transfer to your hotel.

What’s included?

  • Private car
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Entrance fee in Salay

What’s excluded?

  • Bagan zone fee
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Other expenses