Travel Myanmar Destinations >> Mon State >> Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)

Popularly known as the Golden Rock Pagoda and a very popular pilgrimage destination, the mystical Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda stands on a gold-gilded boulder, precariously perched on the edge of a hill over 1,100 m above sea-level. The base camp at Kyaikhto is located 160 km by road from Yangon. From the base camp, pilgrims trek 11 km uphill to reach the pagoda platform. There is also a steep winding road for four-wheel drive cars from the base to the nearest point of 1.6 km away from the pagoda. Once you are on top, the panoramic view of the surrounding areas of hilly hinterland in haze is so breathtaking that you would not forget the experience and wish you could come back again.

It can be reached by coaches running between Yangon and Kyaikhto daily all the year round . The coach services are operated by the private as well as the government. You can also drive there, which will take about 5 hours. If you wish to go by rail, there is a regular train from Yangon to Kyaikhto, from which you can proceed by bus. see photos of Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)

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