A massive gilded boulder, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda 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. Make Kyaiktiyo Pagoda a centerpiece of your Kin Pun vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kin Pun trip itinerary planner .
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Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Reviews
la cosa più bella e particolare che ho visto in Birmania insieme al lago Inle. Se potete non perdetevela. la Birmania è piena di templi, dopo un po' sono tutti uguali. Questa pagoda + diversa, mistica... more »the most beautiful and particular thing I've seen in Burma along with Lake Inle. If you can, don't miss it. Burma is full of temples, after a while they are all the same. This pagoda is different, mystical and beautiful. A must: stop in the evening to sleep in one of the hotels that are at the top, maybe it will cost a little but the experience is absolutely unmissable, when the candle lights light up, the monks arrive, the pilgrims and everything becomes even more magical....
This is one of the place that we visit in our Myanmar’s trip. We drive around 6 hours from Yangon to Kyaiktiyo. Visitors have to take truck to reach the top of the mountain. Seats are not so comfortab... more »
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