Mt. Popa 2/15/09

Mount Popa is a volcano 1518 metres (4981 feet) above sea level, and located in central Burma (Myanmar) about 50 km (30 miles) southeast of Bagan (alt: Pagan) in the Pegu Range. It can be seen from the River Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) as far away as 60 km (40 miles) in clear weather.[3] Mount Popa is perhaps best known for the nearby stunningly picturesque Popa Taungkalat monastery atop an outcrop. The Popa Taungkalat (Taung Kalat) Shrine is home to 37 Mahagiri Nats, or spirits. Statues depicting the Nats are at the base of the Shrine.
Mt-Popa-0001
Mt-Popa-0002
Mt-Popa-0003
Mt-Popa-0004
Mt-Popa-0005
Mt-Popa-0006
Mt-Popa-0007
Mt-Popa-0008
Mt-Popa-0009
Mt-Popa-0010
Mt-Popa-0011
Mt-Popa-0012
Mt-Popa-0013
Mt-Popa-0014
Mt-Popa-0015
Mt-Popa-0016
Mt-Popa-0017
Mt-Popa-0018
Mt-Popa-0019
Mt-Popa-0020