Today was a free day from our tour, which meant that we were free to choose what to do for the day. The majority of people opted to go for a half a day trip out to Mt Popa, an hour and a half drive out of Bagan city. I really had no idea what to expect for this place as I hadn’t read up on it or anything but boy am I glad to have gone. There is a temple dedicated to the local spirits, built about 700m up on top of a mountain.
One of the temples had the original paintings on the inside from the 11th century and a majority was still visible. It was just amazing to be able to see and enjoy something with so much history.
Tomorrow it is off on a river cruise up to Mandalay. Shall be something to look forward to!