Located on the cliff top, clinging to the clouds, Taung Kalat is one of the holiest places in Myanmar, attracting many pilgrims to come here every year.
Standing atop Popa, Myanmar’s famous sacred mountain, looking to the southwest, you will see Taung Kalat, the golden-covered monastery located at an altitude of about 737 m above sea level. Guests can also admire Taung Kalat from the Ayeyarwady River, 60 km away. Photo: Staff Travel Voyage.
Those who step up to the highest level will admire the magnificent view. Zooming in to the west, you will be attracted by the land of the mysterious Bagan temples. Turning to the east, showing up in front of you is the golden tower on the famous Taung Ma-gyi peak. Photo: Twitter.
The site was revived in the early 20th century by U Khandi’s efforts (1868-1949), a hermit and organizer of the development and reconstruction of several monasteries in Burma. On top of the hill, a complex of beautiful buildings with five gilded pagodas were built. Photo: EFesenko.
Taung Kalat becomes an important pilgrimage site for Myanmar people, a place to worship the nat, the souls worshiped in Burma. Existing monks still live here. On the full moon, the monastery welcomes many pilgrims at the foot of the cliff, stepping through the 777 steps to reach the summit. Photo: Sean Pavone.
On the way, you can catch monkeys that live on the volcano. In it, many monkeys are often excited when they receive food from tourists. To avoid insulting nat, the next person should not wear black, green or red. Tourists should not bring meat, especially pork. Photo: OPIS Zagreb.
This is the home of 37 nat, the gods of protection for extreme people in Myanmar. When visiting this sacred place, you will hear about the legendary stories associated with the nat like the Mahagiri brothers, the blacksmith Maung Tint Dai, the love between the god of speed Byatta and the goblin Me Wunna. .. Photo: Rostasedlacek.
Here, visitors like to forget all the worries of sorrow, soak up the peaceful and peaceful space in the middle of the sky, immerse in the fanciful scenery where there is little in Myanmar. Thanks to the diversity and abundance of plant life, the monastery on the mountain is also a place that provides many important and rare herbs. Photo: EFesenko.