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Mount Popa

Technically a spur of the Bago Yoma range, Mount Popa is an extinct volcano east of Taung Kalat, standing 1519 metres tall. Numerous trails through lush forces lead you to the spectacular summit, and the region is known for its many temples and relics.

The mountain is now a nature reserve and national park topped with a gilded Buddhist temple. Mount Popa has birthed a hundred legends.

It is thought to be home to the most powerful nats which is why it has jokingly been referred to as Myanmar's Mount Olympus. Indeed, 37 nats are depicted on the shrine at the mountain. Many Burmese pilgrimage to Mount Popa every year.

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THINGS TO DO

Mingalapar helps you in your enthralling « quest » of  your search for unique experiences while in Myanmar. Because Myanmar is still a mysterious destination with undiscovered treasures, we have listed the must-see that can inspire you in your trip planning : While in Yangon, you will find cultural, historical and religious must-sees such as the sacred Shwedagon pagoda, the Bogyoke Aung San Market and its colorful shops, the National Museum of Myanmar and its ancient treasures. You will find a short description of the must-see, its location and all you need around (Hotels, Restaurants, Activities, etc). A complete tour around Yangon tradition and culture with a complete visit of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a half day cooking class of burmese culinary specialities, a spectacular Hot air Balloon ride over Bagan at sunset, the climbing of the endless stairs of Mount Popa, kayaking on the serene Inle lake with its temples and floating gardens : with our section « Activities », Mingalapar will offer you a large range of activities, experiences that no other travelers have ever experienced. You will be able to organise your own, personalized experiences in Myanmar. Our market place of Activities & Tours will put you directly in touch with the local suppliers, and allow you to book a slot only in few clicks. All these activities made you hungry? Let’s find a restaurant near by with our category Food&Drink. You can sort the restaurants by location, type of food, price range. The pictures of the dishes and the customers’ reviews and rates will help you choose among a large range of restaurant. Take a picture of your favorite burmese dish, post it on instagram with some pictures of your trip and share your story on MyInstaTrip. You will be able to see on MyInstaTrip the experience of other instagramers who visited Myanmar, and see the country through their eyes. And don’t forget to put the hashtag #Mingalapar, and share your picture with our community of Myanmar lovers. Because, as Rudyard Kipling said, Myanmar «  It is quite unlike any place you know ».

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