Mt Popa, Myanmar (Burma)
About Mount Popa
Mount Popa is an extinct volcano 1518 meters above sea level and located in central Myanmar in the region of Mandalay about 50 km southeast of Bagan in the Pegu Range. It can be seen from the Ayeyarwady River as far away as 60 km in clear weather. Mount Popa is perhaps best known as a pilgrimage site, with numerous Nat temples and relic sites atop the mountain.
Attractions near Mount Popa
The Taung Kalat is a Buddhist monastery which was located in the top of a volcanic plug and is one of several prominent nat spiritual sites in the vicinity of nearby Mount Popa. The site is a popular pilgrimage destination and is considered a source of nat spiritual energy.
Lemyethna Pagoda is located in the eastern part of the Bagan Plain and was built in 1222. It features intricate figure frescoes on its interior walls and ceilings. Based on some of the ruins nearby, the temple was likely originally part of a monastery. The temple's condition decline over the centuries and frequent whitewashing of the temple damaged some of the original murals.
The Dhammayazika Pagoda is a Buddhist temple located in the village of Pwasaw in Myanmar. It was built in 1196 during the reign of King Narapatisithu. The pagoda is circular in design and is made of brick. Its three terraces contain terra cotta tiles illustrating scenes from the Jataka.
A railroad bridge which was located across the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar's Pakokku town. The bridge is part of the India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway and is the longest bridge in Myanmar. It is a broad crested type bridge with a 52 foot high and 262 feet wide clearance area.
The Sulamani Temple is a Buddhist temple located in the village of Minnanthu in Burma. The temple is one of the most frequently visited in Bagan. It was built in 1183 by King Narapatisithu and is similar to the Thatbyinnyu Temple in design. It was a large, very elegant multi-storey structure from the late Bagan period. The temple was built during the reign of King Narapatisithu, very prosperous time in Bagan.
Lawkananda Pagoda was built by King Anawrahta during his reign in 1059. The pagoda has enshrined the Buddha’s tooth relic in Bagan. It was erected on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Lawkananda would be the first to see with its distinctive elongated cylindrical dome. It is still used as an everyday place of worship and is thought to house an important Buddha-tooth replica.
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