Mt Popa & Toddy Farm Lunch - Full Day
Today your tour will start at 08:00.
Get a taste of local culture with an excursion to Bagan’s countryside. Travel to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano that rises more than 1500 metres high. Mount Popa is believed to be the home of the nats, 37 guardian spirits worshipped by the Myanmar people.
Arrive at the base of Taung Kalat, a volcanic plug where a massive shrine has been constructed. Get a glimpse into this unique form of worship at a small museum where statues of each nat are displayed. Then climb the stairs to the top of the shrine, joining local pilgrims on the way. On the way, learn more about the nats and the role they play in Myanmar culture. Upon reaching the top, relax and enjoy the views.
On the return journey, stop at Shwe Hlaing. Explore this local village which is famous for its toddy palm trees. See how the ingenious farmers use the trees to produce everything from tables to sweet molasses and even strong wine. A local lunch will be served amid the toddy palms, providing a true taste of rural Bagan culture.
The return to Bagan, arriving late in the afternoon. (L)
Responsible Travel: This tour gives you a chance to see the local life of the Burmese people, an opportunity to interact with the locals and also support locals.
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