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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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  • Good place to visit and pay homage to Golden Rock pagoda ( one of the wonders of Myanmar). Most of the Buddhist come and pay homage to the pagoda. Sight seeing also good for sun set , sun rise.  more »
  • Is a place you should not miss the opportunity to come here seek at least once in their lives. The trip is not difficult like when the weather is extremely hot afternoon firstly because range. Come and visit the nearby range and the sunset to see the beautiful scenery.
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  • there is no interest to visit it first tou need to take truck for 45 mins every 10 mins you stop in order give money all the way on mountain you ll see only plastic as usual... truck are not save at a...  more »