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Mount Popa | by Julian Kaesler
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Mount Popa

The ancient Popa Taungkalat monastery is housed atop a rocky outcrop of the extinct volcano known as Mount Popa. The monastery is the most important Nat worship center in Myanmar, and draws pilgrims from all over the country.


Myanmar superstition says you shouldn't wear red or black on the mountain, nor should you curse, say bad things about other people or bring along any meat (especially pork), otherwise you will anger the nats that reside in the mountain.

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Taken on November 19, 2010