Mount Popa is situated 1518 metres above sea level. It's a well ornate temple with some volcanic features. As one traverses the steps on Taung Kalat, one might start to feel disheartened as monkeys start to encompass people. I, for one, was fearful - a concoction of acrophobia and pithecophobia. The moment my cramped and soiled foot touched the base of the stair, a sigh of relief and a satisfaction took over. We were above the dens fog that covered the green shrubberies of Myanmar and saw the beautiful of the untouched region of Bagan.