The mud volcanoes of Minbu are enchanting to visit. The methane gas trapped under the ground creates pressure, which pushes the water table up. The water, in turn, gets mixed with the clay and mud and makes its way out as mud volcanoes. However, unlike regular volcanoes, these are not hot. Instead, they are cool to the touch. The entire landscape feels like the surface of the moon, except with mud bubbling out multiple vents and several craters on the ground.
The locals consider this area to be a religious site, as legend has it that the dragons inside the earth are powering the volcanoes and pushing the earth out. Since this is a religious site, you will have to remove your shoes when you visit the location. Don’t worry, the mud is cold and won’t burn your feet.