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Golden Rock Pagoda, Myanmar

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Historic 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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  • Yangon > Kinpun > Kyaiktiyo There are 2 bus companies that provide bus transportation service from Yangon to Kinpun. 1. Yoe Yoe Lay First bus out from Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Station to Kinpun at 8....  more »
  • I didn't go to Myanmar years to see this famous Golden Rock... It's an adventure that lasts a day round trip from Yangon by taxi... It costs 100 dollars to taxi and after you pay the entry and the truck to go up there... There also it is the adventure with the pilgrims... I spent a great day because I could see the landscape among others and share the religious fervor of the Burmese...
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  • Quaint place to pull drive to Yangon with an overnight stay on site. Last part with public transportation (truck equipped with a small supplement you can travel in the cabin behind the driver). Place of Buddhist worship of primary importance at a huge Boulder Golden to the top of a mountain in seemingly precarious balance on a steep wall into the Valley. Multitude of faithful who sleep outdoors at the pagoda. Some hotels near the Summit. The "Mounting Top Hotel" it is decent but unsuitable for young people
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