Mountains in Myanmar - Asia
Myanmar is surrounded by mountains to hike, if you can get to them. It has the Himalayas in the North, Shan Highlands to the East, Tenasserim Hills to the South, Arakan Range to the West, and a few surprises in the middle.
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Mount Popa is a spiritual hike up an extinct volcano in Central Myanmar
Mount Popa is an extinct volcano situated in Myanmar, but some confuse it with the Taungkalat Temple, which sits on a volcanic plug jutting out of the mountain’s flank. Having not erupted in over 300,000 years, and with Myanmar becoming more accessible for tourists, Mount Popa is becoming a great spot for a rewarding sunset or sunrise view.
Before the city, Mandalay Hill was a birthplace of legends!
Mandalay Hill overlooks the city of its namesake, and is an easy and very accessible climb best done around sunset. Sitting at the top of the hill, Su Taung Pyae Pagoda commemorates a visit from an early Buddha who prophesied the rise of a great city at the foot of the hill. The summit affords fantastic views of the city that was delivered, as well as the Irrawaddy, is floodplains, and the beginning of the Shan Highlands.