Popa Mountain National Park is a beautiful national treasure located in Mandalay Region. It was established in 1989 and covers an area of 129 square kilometres. The national park surrounds Mount Popa, an extinct volcano. The famous Popa Taung Kalat Monastery is located on a volcanic plug southwest of the mountain. To reach the pagoda, you will have to climb 777 steps. The pagoda and view of the surroundings make the climb worthwhile.