Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, also known as Golden Rock) is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Myanmar. Kyaiktiyo in Mon language means “Pagoda on a hermit’s head”. It is a small pagoda of 7.3 metres height, consecrated on the top of a big balancing boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by devotees. The pagoda is enshrined with a strand of Buddha’s hair. It is this strand of hair that, according to the legend, prevents the rock from tumbling down the mountain. The rock and the pagoda are at the top of Mount Kyaiktiyo. A glimpse of the gravity defying Golden Rock is enough of an inspiration for any person to turn to Buddhism. Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is located at a distance of 130 miles from Yangon.

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 WHAT TO SEE IN KYAIKTIYO

  Datu Pagoda

  Myaw Daw Mu Pagoda

  Mahar Myaing Pagoda

  Well of Nat

  Po Pyan Taung

  Mya Zedi

  Yathay Taung

  Mok Soe Taung Pagoda

  Kyee Pa Zat

  Koe Na Win Pagodas

  Weik Zar Taung

  Sa Ma Taung

  Pone Nya Taung

  Atwin Mya Sein Taung

  Apyin Mya Sein Taung

  Shwe Swon Taung

  Shan Eik Taung

 

TRAVELING AROUND KYAIKTIYO

  Kyaikhto

 

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