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Mount Popa is an extinct volcano on the slopes of which can be found the sacred Popa Taungkalat monastery, perched dramatically atop a huge rocky outcrop. The monastery is entirely surrounded by sheer cliff faces and offers stunning views of the surrounding plains and Mount Popa itself.

The monastery at Taungkalat (meaning ‘Pedestal Hill’) is famed for being home to 37 nats (Burmese spirits), which are represented by statues at the base of the volcanic outcrop. From here, you can climb up the 777 steps to the monastery at the top, where you will find a 360 degree panorama and a labyrinth of shrines to explore.

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  • Copyright: Ricardo Centellas (riceal) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 1 N: 49] (319)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-02-21
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 1/416 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-05-28 14:51
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