This 18-day journey through Myanmar will take you from the cultural highlights of the central region to the natural delights further south. You will explore the country’s most popular destinations such as Bagan and Inle Lake, while also having the…
Kyaikhtiyoe (Golden Rock) Pagoda
Book your tours & activities online for the top destination, Kyaikhtiyoe to explore and discover the best time and places to visit. Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site and located in Mon State, Burma, 160km away from Yangon. It is a small pagoda built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by its male devotees and is 1100 km above sea-level.
According to legend, the Golden Rock itself is precariously perched on a strand of the Buddha's hair. At the peak of the pilgrimage season, during November to March, an atmosphere of devotion is witnessed atKyaikhtiyo pagoda. There is also a steep winding road for 4-wheel drive cars from the base to the nearest point of the pagodas.