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Kyaikto (Golden Rock), Kin Pun

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A massive gilded boulder, Kyaikto (Golden Rock) defies gravity on the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the densely forested area of Mount Kyaiktiyo west of Yangon. Standing at 1,100 m (3,609 ft) and entirely covered with golden leaves pasted on by monks, this magnificent balancing granite rock serves as the base of a small 7.3 m (24 ft) tall pagoda enshrining a hair of Buddha. The 7.6 m (25 ft) natural wonder resembles the head of an ascetic, making the spot one of Burma's most sacred Buddhist sites. Many observation decks provide 360-degree panoramas of the area. Take a crowded open-top truck at a stop some 1.5 km (1 mi) from the summit or hike to the top. Note that women may not touch the rock. To visit Kyaikto (Golden Rock) and get the most from your holiday in Kin Pun, create itinerary details personal to you using our Kin Pun vacation generator.
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  • We woke up at 2 am in the morning and set off to Kyaiktiyo pagoda from Yangon. It took us 4 hours drive to reach the destination. On top of that, we have to take a 30 minutes lorry ride to the top of ...  more »
  • This is an exceptionally dtunning place to go and visit. The ride up is an experience and if you like fourwheel driving you will love it. We explored the market im the village next to the rocl and the...  more »
  • From Yangon took about 4 hours drive each way. Was for a long time just to see the Golden Rock moved and were good to go. Will rides about the roof recently, local shared tracks, to carry a little person? It seems had also originally dump truck. Ride was like luggage. It seemed rode a roller coaster. Still, small children were delighted excitement.
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