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Golden Rock Pagoda, Myanmar

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Golden Rock Pagoda defies gravity from the edge of a granite rock that--judging from its name--represents a head of a hermit. Legend has it that an ancient king built the shrine to house one strand of Buddha’s hair, which he placed on a rock he had brought up from the sea floor. On top of a 7.6 m (25 ft) tall boulder, decorated by gold leaf placed upon it by devoted pilgrims, sits a small gilded pagoda. You can gain a great view of the pagoda from the observation platforms, which also offer scenic views of the surroundings. This pagoda, the third most significant Buddhist pilgrimage site in Myanmar, offers plenty of tourist amenities--you can visit a restaurant if you get hungry, and head to a small market if you decide to look for a souvenir. Work out when and for how long to visit Golden Rock Pagoda and other Kin Pun attractions using our handy Kin Pun travel itinerary maker.
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  • the rock itself is nothing special ... beautiful Buddhist boundary camped in the area. very beautiful at sunset. gorgeous storming the truck to go back down.
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  • So me personally the rise and the prospect liked traveling significantly better, as above in a sea of people to dive, to get a piece of the Golden Rock. Unimaginable what is up, and, after I've seen the collection station at the foot of the mountain, with the 100ten truck it, if I had it already can think of. I decided on foot for the climb, which it has in my eyes, but already in itself. Well, I am now not small and 115 kg also no flyweight, to do this I had my camera gear, say 15 kg backpack, and I wanted to give up even after already 2 h and 250 metres of altitude, got bit by me but. I have previously had read many different numbers to km and altitude, and jokingly ran with the app Runtastic. So from my hotel, the resort of eternity, what are approximately 800 m to the collector up directly to the stairs leading to the stone, it was: distance 15.60 km duration 5:26 h up 1,185 m down 162 m now can everyone for themselves decide. You can ride with about 40 people on the loading area (on banks), but also with such a truck. First ride is 6:00 upwards, and last ride down at 18:00. As I drove down only, I don't know what it will cost upwards, or whether there is also a station wagon Variant. Down's were paid kyat, and one 2000 at the exit. Great, I found that the truck let has me right in front of my hotel, because we got eh there past. The footpath and the truck route are completely different ways, so one can mittendrin just give up and jump on a truck. It is a pure walk steadily uphill/downhill and infinite levels, levels, levels... I had packed 2 bottles of water me still in my backpack, I could have saved confidently the 2 kg me, on the way, it has many stalls selling food and drinks. Oh, I've seen just above this Senftenträger of which I had read on the road, which ran from the truck holding status to the temple, so they are one in the flabby no way make up wear
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  • On tour for Myanmar, the Golden Rock is an important milestone to soak in the local climate and in their religion. Arrived in Kyaikto night's sleep here, coach before leaving the next day for the site of the Golden Rock. Kyaikto should arrange in local restaurants and hotels of low-level, sometimes really very low. Transportation to get to the Golden Rock are managed by local authorities, the site is located about 1000 meters high, and can enter only large trucks brings people of public transport companies. The problem is that before every single truck, piling up like animals on the few places available, pushing to get as many people as possible in a single medium. The heat that was there that day when we were there, it was not a good experience. Got to the top, packed with people and much chaos among local people and various stalls. The site thought it was very dirty, even though the beauty of the Boulder made us forget the fatigue and nauseating smells different around us!! Good experience overall!
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