Popa is located approximately 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Naypyidaw, the country's capital.
Don't just limit yourself to Popa; this region features an abundance cultural and scenic attractions which await the savvy traveler. You may also wish to check out Nyaung-U, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast, and Old Bagan 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southeast.
Step into the past while you are staying in Burma/Myanmar. Take the time to visit some of the ruins for which this region is renowned. When the weather is begging you spend the day outdoors, why don't you grab the chance to check out Burma/Myanmar's open-air markets?.
Pack your equipment or rent it locally, and discover the region's water activities. Swimming is one option. Another good option is rafting.
For lots of people, experiencing new horizons is as much about eating as it is about taking photos of sights so don't forget to check out the local specialties for which this area is known. Ngapi (fermented seafood) and also a thoke (salads) are regularly used as part of meals in this area. Tea leaf salad and shan-style rice (fish rice) are much-loved meals to taste. Halawa (sticky rice, butter and coconut) is a typical final course. If you are looking for something non-alcoholic, black tea is a popular option.
When it's time to say farewell to Popa, head to the nearest major airport located in Mandalay, 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the northeast.