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Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Kin Pun

Religious Site · Landmark
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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  • It looks like a must tourist attraction for anyone who visit this country ,one of tge most sacred sites in this land. It's now under construction with cable car for short distance to the pagoda, fee.....  more »
  • A must go destination in Myanmar If you have chance to visit Yangon, you must try Kyaiktiyo pagoda. It is really a heartbreaking highlight with a complex of religion area. The first impression...  more »

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