Golden Rock Pagoda, Myanmar
Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Quite a drive from Yangon, but well worth it.We had arranged a private tour which included staying over night. When you arrive at the bottom of the mountain the only way up is in the trucks which take... read more »
Although a bit gruelling to get to, worth a look. A huge gold painted, gold leafed boulder balancing precariously, so it goes, on a Buddha hair relic. You can easily see why it's revered.
I think I have nothing to say about Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock Pagoda) since it's famous. I've been there many time. But it's the first time I review Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda. I went there during off sea... read more »
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