View of Mount PopaView of Mount PopaMount Popa is an extinct volcano 1518 metres (4981 feet) above sea level, and located in central Myanmar in the region of Mandalay about 50 km (31 mi) southeast of Bagan. It can be seen from the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River as far away as 60 km (37 mi) in clear weather.

Mount Popa is a pilgrimage site, with numerous Nat temples and relic sites atop the mountain.

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Il monte Popa è un vulcano spento a 1518 metri sul livello del mare e si trova nel Myanmar centrale nella regione di Mandalay a circa 50 km (31 miglia) a sud-est di Bagan. Può essere visto dal fiume Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) fino a 60 km con tempo sereno.

Il monte Popa è un luogo di pellegrinaggio, con numerosi templi Nat e siti di reliquie situati in cima alla montagna.

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