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View of the Taungkalat Monastery at top of a volcanic plug of Mount Popa
Myanmar (Burma), Pegu area, March 2012

Mount Popa is a volcano 1518 metres (4981 feet) above sea level, and located in central Burma (Myanmar) about 50 km (31 mi) southeast of Bagan (alt: Pagan) in the Pegu Range. It can be seen from the River Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) as far away as 60 km in clear weather. Mount Popa is perhaps best known for the nearby stunningly picturesque Popa Taungkalat monastery at top of an outcrop. The Popa Taungkalat (Taung Kalat) Shrine is home to 37 Mahagiri Nats, or spirits. Statues depicting the Nats are at the base of the Shrine.
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Sep 02 2012 07:07 GMT ujbanyiv
Great Landscape Photo.
Sep 02 2012 07:13 GMT sini
Must be seen in full size!:)
Sep 02 2012 07:29 GMT saffi9
incredible , i cant imagine how they would build up there
Sep 02 2012 08:50 GMT marioalbertina
Amazing! ......... :)
Sep 02 2012 09:28 GMT 25barb
I enlaraged this photo twice and this is an incredible walk to reach the monastery.
This is truly a journey (the pathway looks like large pieces of slate meticulously placed) of dedication and devotion.
Wonderful landscape photo - a beautiful scene...super capture
Sep 02 2012 09:32 GMT skyball
A wonderful shot of a magnificent building in a precarious position!!!!!.......
Sep 02 2012 09:55 GMT junne PRO
imagine carrying all the building materials up that steep mountain.- awesome !
Sep 02 2012 10:18 GMT MargNZ
The view must be amazing from up there ... beautiful image Peter :)
Sep 02 2012 12:32 GMT elsje323
amazing shot
Sep 02 2012 13:33 GMT Lalbabu
Agree with sini,the beauty of this shot must be seen in full size!!!!!!

Have you dared to climb atop & took birds'eye view of the surroundings ????
Sep 02 2012 14:29 GMT Ada90
OOoooooo what a place..........very nice view.
Sep 02 2012 15:09 GMT Myshots
great notes and terrific shot....
Sep 02 2012 16:52 GMT senna3
Barbara, it look like slates, but actually it is the roof covering the stairs that go up to the top. The visitors don't have to climb the stairs in the fierce sun!
Sep 02 2012 17:00 GMT senna3
Yes, we did Soumen, all 777 steps to the top.
Sep 02 2012 17:01 GMT senna3
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments!
Sep 02 2012 18:23 GMT annaschnitfink
It really looks as if it is some kind of 'fata morgana' instead of a real building on top of a mountain!!! Very special indeed.
Sep 02 2012 18:58 GMT martini957
Totally amazing
Sep 04 2012 17:32 GMT senna3
Thanks for the comment Anna!
Sep 04 2012 17:33 GMT senna3
Thank you Nancy.
Sep 04 2012 17:33 GMT senna3
Thank you Hunju.
Sep 06 2012 18:41 GMT TinaRTiller
These people sure like their views....