In Salay, discover the culture and history near Ayeyarwaddy River by visiting the famous Yoke Sone Kyaung Monastery and the heritage museum of Salay U Pone Nya, a famous writer during the time of the Myanmar Kings.
Besides, visit the Popa Taungkalat Shrine, home to 37 animist spirit entities, statues of which can be found at its base.
We’ll pick you
up at 8:00 AM from your hotel in Bagan or Nyaung U before driving along
Ayeyarwaddy River to Salay. It will take approximately 1.5 hours.
Stop by the
Chauk provincial local markets en route explore Myanmar culture and visit some
shops for good-priced souvenirs. Half an hour later you’ll be present at the
Yoke Sone Kyaung Monastery, a cultural heritage site in Salay situated on the eastern
bank of the Ayeyarwaddy. The Monastery is very famous for spectacular wood
cravings and also is the native town of the famous writer Salay U Pone Nya
during the time of the Myanmar Kings. You’ll have a chance to see his heritage
museum as well.
Then, take a
rest at the Popa Mountain resort with terrific views before heading to the
1518m high Mount Popa with an extinct volcano. The Popa Taungkalat Shrine is home
to 37 Mahagiri Nats (aminist spirit entities), statues of which can be found at
its base. To reach the top, you’ll need to remove shoes and socks and climb up
777 steps to the peak. Notice that there will be plenty of monkeys expecting
treats on your way.
The tour ends in
the evening when you’re transferred back to your hotel.