Deep in the dry landscapes of central Burma (Myanmar), you'll find a place where man-made structures strike a perfect balance with nature. The end point of many Buddhist pilgrimages, Mt Popa is a site where spirits live in the collection of Nats, or temples, here. These temples decorate the top of the 737m (2,418 ft) volcanic plug that jets up from the flat lands that surround Mt Popa –– as if it were reaching for other worlds itself.
The best time to view the Taung Kalat temple at Mt Popa? When the light of the day descends into the horizon, leaving this monastery in a silhouette form that's etched in your mind.
G Adventures runs a number of departures in Burma encompassing a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater to different tastes. We’re thrilled at the prospect of showing you this big blue planet of ours — check out our small group trips here.