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  Mt. Popa from far.
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  • Mt. Popa from far. - Burma
      Mt. Popa from far.
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  • Food vendors along the way to the "nat". - Burma
      Food vendors along the way to the "nat".
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Can you see the "straight" hill in the background? That's Mount Popa. It's a very steep climb to the top. The steps are quite high and along the way, there are many monkeys.
Mount Popa is very special because of the "nat".
The climb can be very tiring. Along the way, we saw some one being carried up and down. At the foot of the hill, we gotta remove our shoes and leave it down the hill. It's a sacred place for the "nat". You can either "deposit" your shoes at a fee with someone looking after them, or just leave them there. Along the way, there will be people selling drinks and food.
From the top, you can see the greenery down below and can see very far. When the sun is scorching hot, it can be very hot to walk around the place at the top barefooted. Ouch! I was there around noon!
If you do not have the time, in my opinion, it can be missed :).

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  • Updated Nov 30, 2005
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