Golden Rock Kyaiktiyo Pagoda : Mon State, Myanmar

Golden Rock, or Kyaiktiyo Zedi as it is known locally, is a totally awesome sight: a pagoda (zedi) sitting atop a huge boulder that appears as if it’s about to fall off the edge of a cliff. Both are covered in golf leaf.

The locals believe the boulder, which sits 1,100 meters (3,600 feet) above sea level, is held in place through a miracle of Buddha; the pagoda is said to contain a strand of his hair. Visiting here is a pilgrimage for Myanmar Buddhists.

Golden Rock is about a five-hour drive from Yangon, and also involves a long walk. A staircase leads to the pagoda complex that houses several viewing platforms and Buddha shrines.

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Golden Rock Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Article Title: Golden Rock Kyaiktiyo Pagoda : Mon State, Myanmar

Short Description: Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Burma. It is a small pagoda built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by its male devotees.

Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad

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Golden Rock Kyaiktiyo Pagoda : Mon State, Myanmar was last modified on August 14, 2018 by Asia Travel Gate

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