Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2,200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day.
Mount Popa is a volcano 1518 metres (4981 feet) above sea level, and located in central Myanmar (formerly Burma) about 50 km (31 mi) southeast of Bagan in the Pegu Range. It can be seen from the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River as far away as 60 km (37 mi) in clear weather. Mount Popa is perhaps best known as a pilgrimage site, with numerous Nat temples and relic sites atop the mountain.
Salay (Sale Town)
Salay is 55 miles far away from Bagan, an ancient town in Myanmar culture. Salay is also on the great Ayeyarwaddy River, like Bagan, another pleasurable way to get there is to go by one of the small motor boats available for hire and which usually leaves Bagan from the Bu-Phaya jetty. It is worth visiting for it's exceptional 18th century wood carving works at "Yoke Sone" monastery. Antique Buddha Statue is made of bamboo and colonial buildings in Salay are the most tourist attractive points.