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Kyaikto (Golden Rock), Kin Pun

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Landmark Religious Site
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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  • Second time in Myanmar and first visit to Golden Rock. As this was a short trip, we decided to do a day trip instead of exploring Bago on the way. I must say that the car journey up till Kinpun Villag...  more »
  • The trip to the Golden Rock from Yangon took us about 4 hours each way. We visited on a Tuesday during the first week of June, and the place was almost deserted. A number of the shops were closed, as ...  more »
  • The rock is a sight, but you don't really have to go there and look at it. It is exactly as on the photos. No surprises there. The big surprise is the hassle to get there. We found that people in Myan...  more »