A side trip from Bagan set in the middle of lovely hill and forest landscape, Mt. Popa is a steep-sided volcanic peak devoted to the famous "Nat" spirits of Myanmar. A shrine to
these fear and appreciated conventional character lies at the foot of "Taungkalat", a volcanic plug. The nearby and the Mount Popa itself are enclosed with leafy and lush forest which is in abundance filled with various species of flora and fauna. It can be called an oasis in the central dry zone of Myanmar.