Saley & Mt Popa ExcursionBagan, Central Myanmar
Service:Excursion to Saley & Mt Popa
Time:09:00 am - 05:00 pm
- No guide. Tour with private car. Salay entrance fee is included.
After breakfast, we begin a full day’s excursion outside of Bagan with a 35 miles/1,5 hours drive to the teak wood monastery in Saley village. The monastery both houses the largest lacquer ware Buddha image in country and is one of best preserved teak wood monasteries in the country with intricate carvings adorning its walls and doors.
Next, a 1,5 hours drive takes us to Mount Popa, the Burmese spiritual epicenter for those who worship the pantheon of nat spirits and martyrs. After paying respects to the nat shrine at the foot of Mount Popa, we climb nearly 800 steps to the pagoda perched at the top of the mountain to admire the views of the surrounding plains and farm lands.
In the afternoon, we drive back to Bagan and stop en route at a family-run Toddy shop to observe the process of making the rich and caramel-like toddy candies from the sap of the toddy palms.