Macaque on Mount Popa staircase contemplating bananaMacaque on Mount Popa staircase contemplating bananaMount Popa is an extinct volcano 1518 metres (4981 feet) above sea level, located in central Myanmar. Mount Popa is a pilgrimage site, with numerous Nat temples and relic sites atop the mountain.

The monkeys are the most well known specie on Popa Mountain. Macaque monkeys roam wild creating all sorts of havoc on the mountain.

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Il monte Popa è un vulcano spento situato nel centro del Myanmar. Il Monte Popa è un luogo di pellegrinaggio, con numerosi templi Nat e siti di reliquie in cima alla montagna.

Le scimmie sono la specie più conosciuta sul monte Popa. I macachi vagano selvaggi creando ogni sorta di caos sulla montagna.

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