Kyaiktiyo Pagoda
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda
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Ccz
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar43 contributions
Dec 2019
The site itself and history are worth the visit but crowds and other unexpected things are inevitable. If one expects luxury, rather disappoint. Think of it as a pilgrimage from the start.
Written 6 October 2020
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand2,752 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
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 is pricey (20000 kyats) and then you have to pay admission to the pagoda complex ,10000 kyats each.there are many souvenir vendors, trying to persuade to buy their goods, too scam.However, local people are very kind and generous. This is sacred place ,so please don't make it into a lot of money things that tourists need to pay for being inspired or impressed.
Written 23 February 2020
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Tranqil R
Hoi An, Vietnam81 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
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 when you arrive there is the way the truck take you from the parking lot to the top of mountain where the pagoda is located. It is like a horrible feeling to the peoples who has heart desease but very exciting to everyone.
It worths every penny and time you take to get there with the landscape, sightseeing and architecture appointments.
Highly recommended
Written 16 February 2020
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ron d
Caloundra, Australia632 contributions
Feb 2020
The Golden Rock Pagoda is high in the mountains at over 1000 metres. To get there you start at the 'base camp' where you are packed in a truck with 40-50 other people for the perilous, uncomfortable and thrilling journey up the mountain. There are a few stops on the way, apparently to solicit donations. Up the top you must walk, running the gauntlet of dozens of traders selling souvenirs and snacks. The pagoda itself is quite small, built on the top of a very large rock that is balanced precariously on the edge of a cliff. The rock is covered in gold leaf. Once you have seen it and taken the obligatory 100 photos it is time for the even more perilous, uncomfortable and thrilling journey back down the mountain.

We were on an organized tour from Yangon. There is not a lot of interest in the vicinity of the base camp so our visit took the best part of a day to get there, overnight in a hotel, then most of the following day to get back to Yangon. While I am glad to have seen the Golden Rock Pagoda, I question whether it is really worth nearly two days for the experience.
Written 13 February 2020
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KateBphoto
East Nassau, NY51 contributions
Dec 2019
We spent the night on the top which I highly recommend. It is quite extraordinary and a very religious site.
Written 13 February 2020
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Eric S
26 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Excursion to the top and bottom requires full bus packed minimum of 6 per bench with up to 4-5 in cab. You can wait 15 minutes or more before departure. There are at least 2 stops before the top to allow begging at one stop and trinket selling at the other same on way down.

If temperatures are high in late morning or afternoon you feel as though you are a sardine in an open tin placed in an oven on a roller coaster.

At the top there is entrance fee and trinket sellers on both sides of the climb. Note: no shoes or socks on the journey up.

Gold foil is sold and only males can apply the foil. Foil packets contain multiple pieces. There are guards at the entrance way to the rock. Wear appropriate clothing.

Is it worth the drive(s) time to see a bolder balancing on a cliff covered in gold foil? Maybe..
Written 5 February 2020
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Michael HP
Bac Ninh, Vietnam80 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
One of the best highlights in Yangon.

This pagoda is located on peak of mountain with brilliant landscapes and about 3 hours driving from Yangon. It could take you whole day tour to visit.
The transfer is one of the most lovely experience of the tour. When the car arrived the village and parked. We would take the cargo truck to go on top. It is absolutely dangerous with whom scaring the height and speed.

The trail to come up is not only wide enough for two way car but also very sloped and zigzagging with many elbows triangle. All the driver should be very professional and brave, because just a small mistake, the truck with more than 20 people on it would be flying with out wings.

Instead of that, the pagoda is very beautiful and spacious with opened and fresh air. The granite tile floor for thousands meters square is very cool in shadow even in a very strong sunny day.

It is truly a proof of intelligence of human to build a very huge construction in a very such dangerous and high location.

Highly recommended explorers for new experience.
Written 31 January 2020
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Dr Hema de Silva
4 contributions
Aug 2019
Except for the ride from Kyaikhtiyo base station to Yatetaung in an open truck — driven by a manic driver — the whole experience of our visit to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock Pagoda) was honestly a memorable one. Views of the serine surrounding soon made us forget the horrible ride. The rock which is balanced on a knife edge makes one believe the popular legend that, a celestial king used his supernatural powers to carry the rock to its current place. The Golden Rock Pagoda is considered the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Myanmar after the Shwedagon pagoda and the Mahamuni pagoda. We are so pleased that we visited such a place that is so sacred to Buddhists all over the world.
Written 17 January 2020
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Quick Stopover
Auckland, New Zealand89 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The hair-raising cramped ride to the rock with the locals beats an all day walk up the mountain. Spectacular gold covered rock! Amazing numbers of people making the pilgrimage, some carried on royal-style stretchers. The views of the rock and over the countryside are truly memorable.
Written 15 January 2020
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WhiteMouseBurrow
Moscow, Russia2,343 contributions
Dec 2019
A unique shrine - you must visit here! BUT, be prepared: 1. The only transport is a cargo vehicle adapted for the transport of pilgrims. 2. A huge number of pilgrims. 3. Women are not allowed directly to the stone. 4. Constant strong wind at the top. 5. Remember that you will have to enter the territory of the shrine without shoes! 6. I advise you not to forget to buy a piece of gold leaf to add it to the stone!
Written 11 January 2020
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