This mountain can be reached during a day trip from Bagan or on the way to Shan State or Mandalay. It is an extinct volcano and known as the abode of “Nats” (spirits). Although Myanmar converted to Buddhism in the 11th Century, animist worshipping is still mixing with Buddhism. Various herbs and plants are growing on the mountain. One can see the panoramic view from top of the steep mountain after mastering the challenging ascent.


A century old Salay Monastery is situated in Salay town around 2 hours south of Bagan. It can be reached by boat or by car. Artistic sculptures depicting lives of Buddha can be seen in this monastery.