Escape the crowds of tourist-centre of Bagan and get a sense of the region beyond the iconic pagodas and temples. Visit to one of Myanmar’s most intriguing indigenous traditions is the worship of nats. Then travel to Salay, a small riverside town that showcases Myanmar’s deep Buddhist roots
Your guide and driver will come and pick up at your hotel. This full day experience unveils cultural and unique spiritual places in Myanmar. Drive to Salay about an hour 30 minutes – we will make a stop in Chauk, a bustling market town. Walk around the morning market, browsing the stalls and getting a glimpse into the lives of the local people.
Resume the drive to Salay, one of the most significant Buddhist centres in Myanmar. Learn about monastic life and Burmese Buddhism. Visit to famous Yoke Sone Kyaung monastery, one of the oldest wooden buildings in the area. After exploring the town, head to Salay House, a restored colonial building.
From Salay through the countryside drive to Mount Popa – an extinct volcano that stands more than 1500 metres high. There are 777 steps from the base of the vertical pedestal takes you to a monastery honoring what has come to be known as the center of Nat spirit activity in the nation. The monastery is entirely surrounded by sheer cliff faces and offers stunning views of the surrounding plains and Mount Popa itself.
Drive back to Bagan from Mt. Popa about 2 hours drive and you can stop on the way some local villages.