The Golden Rock of Myanmar

Posted by on July 4, 2011



High above the plains of SouthEastern Myanmar…


At the top of a ridge lined with monasteries and pagados…


The Golden Rock.

Simultaneous object of veneration and tourist attraction for pilgrims of origins both near and far.


I highly recommend the ascent for dawn.


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6 Responses to The Golden Rock of Myanmar

  1. Bama

    I enjoy your blog! This particular post drew my attention because I will be traveling to Myanmar in January and hoping that I’ll have enough time to visit Kyaiktiyo.

    • slioy

      Thanks! If you make it there, I highly suggest the overnight walk to the top for dawn. It was a bit of a hike, but totally worth it.

  2. Escape Hunter

    Like a huge gold nugget that never falls down!
    I remember a TV show I saw in my childhood. Ever since, from time to time I’m thinking of visiting this place. Still, it remains a dream… one day, I’ll explore Burma/Myanmar.

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