Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo)

"Just a strand of the Buddha's hair . . ."

The third most importand Buddhist pilgrim destination is about 200 km north-east of Yangon.


The rock and the pagoda are on the top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo.


Hiking up all the way to the Golden Rock takes about 5 hours. If you don't want to walk all the way you can catch an overcrowded open-air truck. It will bring you up almost all of the way.