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Golden Rock Pagoda, Myanmar
(3.4/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Despite the crowd the site everything in this place exudes spirituality and devotion. You are beliefs religious or not is irrelevant it is impossible not to be moved by this atmosphere of contemplation. Very nice experience!
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  • We had a private tour with a tour guide. It's about a 4-5 hours drive from Yangon each way. Going there with a guide is recommended because without it might be that you would miss or not understand al...  more »
  • A truly unique and scared Pagoda. The distance from Yangon is about is about 140 Km. The drive is through towns and some pay roads. Once there the only mode of transportation up the mountain is a stee...  more »