Mount Popa and Salay Private Tour from Bagan

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Mount Popa and Salay Private Tour from Bagan

From US$ 82 per person

Experience the cultural heritage of Salay as you visit ancient monasteries filled with beautiful artwork and furniture. Climb the 777 stairs to a sacred monastery at the top of an extinct volcano at Mt Popa.

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Duration 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • Visit the sacred monastery at the top of Mount Popa
  • Experience the cultural heritage of Salay
  • Take in the natural beauty of the surroundings
Full description
Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Bagan, and then make your way by air-conditioned vehicle to the cultural city of Salay. Marvel at the incredible wood carvings at Yoke Sone Monastery first, built in 1882 by King Thipaw. Continue to the 150-year old teak monastery of Sarsana Yaungchi, built by King Mindon. Admire the ancient Buddha images and antique cabinets decorated with floral ornaments, as well as typical paintings in gold and silver. Journey on to the extinct volcano of Mount Popa, best known as a pilgrimage site with numerous Nat temples and relics. Climb the 777 stairs up to the monastery to get fantastic views over the beautiful natural surroundings.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Admission fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals and drinks
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Visits not mentioned in the program

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  •  Please note that Salay Yoke Sone Monastery is closed every Monday. On Mondays the tour will visit Shinpinsarkyo Pagoda instead, which is full of original woodcarvings, some painted fresh in original design
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
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My guide was very friendly and will to answer questions. He suggested we add a stop at the end to the mount Popa Resort for a $2 fee because of the amazing views which was well worth it.

December 10, 2019

February 22, 2020


El guía y el conductor excelentes personas nos trataron muy bien.

January 11, 2020

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