Sunday, December 28, 2014

Mount Popa Monastery

Mount Popa Monastery

Mount Popa Monastery and the Mythology of the Thirty-Seven Spirit GuardiansBurma possesses a colorful past and a rich heritage.  One of the most awe-inspiring examples of this is the spectacular Buddhist monastery of Taung Kalat.
A Buddhist monastery is built right on top of Taung Kalat, and offers a panoramic view of the surrounding area to travellers who brave the flight of 777 steps to the summit of the volcano. Far from being merely a tourist attraction, the monastery is also a pilgrimage site. It is believed that the nearby Taung Ma-gyi is inhabited by the Great Nats.
http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/mount-popa-monastery-and-mythology-thirty-seven-spirit-guardians-002350