Mount Popa is an extinct volcano at 1,518 meters in the Myingyan Plain, about 50 km southeast of the temple city of Bagan. Occasionally, the 737 m high, southwestern volcanic cone Popa Taung Kalat is referred to as Mount Popa. At the top is the Tuyin Taung Pagoda. Mount Popa is considered the home of the Nats, who are the patron saints of Myanmar.
To reach the summit you have to take off your shoes and socks and climb the 777 steps to the summit. On the way there a variety of monkeys awaits treats. Sometimes they can get a bit aggressive, so you should have a firm grip on your belongings! At the top, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view, on clear days you can even see the temples of Bagan.
You can do a day trip from Bagan to Tauyin Taung Pagoda. The journey takes about 1.5 hours and can be arranged through hotels in Bagan.