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Golden Rock Pagoda, Myanmar

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Historic Site Religious Site
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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  • Rude villagers operating the trucking business bringing all the tourists up to the temple. Supposedly we shall be treated well but those barbarians are not. Lousy ride up sitting behind their truck wi...  more »
  • Awesome views and seeing is believing. The journey to the golden rock from base via a truck bus is an exceptional experience. Would be scary for those can't ride on steep road and winding roads. The s...  more »
  • Went with a personal guide. The rock is amazing leaving one wondering how did a rock like this can perch on a cliff edge for so long. Ladies are not allowed to touch the rock or be near it. However cl...  more »