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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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  • Loved Golden Rock - a must see when in Myanmar. And a must see at sunset and sunrise, therefore necessary to spend the night at one of the overpriced hotels at the top. Even though it mostly feels mor...  more »
  • + necessarily there on the Summit stay with sunset and sunset + is one of the most important Pilgrim places + watch the local population + locals to stay outdoors at the Golden life fascinating rock - + easy being and watch + wonderful views over the environment, discrimination against women, only men are allowed the Golden Rock touch
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  • Nice place, beautiful. Organized everything clearly. In a complex system involving the local population. The prices in Cafe at all similar. Don't cheat and don't raise their prices. Many visit this place with overnight (in tents and with will) to meet the sunset and dawn. From Yangon train $2, pickup up to the foot of 0.5 truck on top of the $2
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