Places to Visit in
SALAY (SALE) MONASTRY
A century old Salay Monastery is situated in Salay town, around 1.5 hours
drive south of Bagan. It can be reached by boat or by car. Artistic
sculptures depicting the live of Buddha can be seen in this wooden monastery.
This mountain can be reached during a day trip from Bagan or on the
way to Shan State respectively 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 (for some people challenging) ascent.
The aggressive monkeys and the dirt however put some visitors off.
From the resort with the same name one has a wonderful view. Even one
skips climbing to the peak of the mountain, one can still enjoy the
nice panoramic view and landscape.