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A Trip to Mount Popa

Mount Popa Abode of the Nats

A tour to Mount Popa
Visiting central Myanmar means not only pagodas and temples there is more for sure such as Bagan and Mount Popa maybe a cruise on the Irrawaddy River (Ayeyarwady River). Although this is the driest part of the country with all the negative effects there are plenty of attraction.

Day Tour to Mt Popa abode of the Nats

A short trip to Mount Popa, during that drive you can get a good insight into the countryside and the real spiritual life of the local people. Because although Buddhism is the official religion in the country since at least more than 1000 years the believe in the ghost and spirit system is just as strong as it was thousand years ago. Interestingly it is identical in Thailand, no difference including the spirit houses in front of every building, read more.

This is a detour into the past and gives an idea what happen in the country before Buddhism, when the Nat Spirits where the ghosts the people prayed to.

Nat Spirits are still very popular in Myanmar similar to Buddhism

About Myanmar Buddhism which is a very conservative version since they even wont allow women to get ordinate similar to monks. Considering that this
happen in the 21th
Century it's a bit strange.