Mount Popa is a volcano located about 50km southeast of Bagan. It is best known for the spectacular Popa Taungkalat monastery on top of a solitary peak at the foot of Mount Popa. It can be seen from the River Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) as far away as 60 km (40 miles) in clear weather. To reach the top, you need to remove shoes and socks and climb the 777 steps to the summit.
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Inle Lake is a a freshwater lake located in the Shan Hills and is home to many different tribes and stilted villages. It is the second largest lake in Myanmar with an estimated surface area of 44.9 square miles (116 km2), and one of the highest at an altitude of 2,900 feet (880 m).
Cameron Highlands, at 1500m above sea level with an average temperature of 20°C, is a travel destination and attraction in Malaysia, most popular for its jungle walks and tea plantations. The Cameron Highlands is one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations. It covers an area of 712² km, about the size of Singapore.
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Lumbini is the sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal, the birth of Siddhartha Gautama (Lord Buddha). Buddha lived between roughly 563 and 483 BCE. Lumbini is one of four magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha, the others being at Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya, and Sarnath.