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Manny charges 3 US$ for 2 for a whole day.
We heard there are not many hotels near the Golden Rock, and they are very expensive, because a lot of tour groups end up here. So we decided to take a car and return the same evening. We rented a driver next to our hotel who charged 2 US$. The trip takes more then 2 hours. Golden Rock is one of the most sacred places in Myanmar. A massive goldleafed boulder balances on the edge of the cliff. The entrance fee is 6 US$ for the MMT. From the foot of the mountain, you can take a pick up, but some pilgrims do it by foot. If you do this, take plenty of water, it'll take a whole day. It's also quite steep. If you go by pick-up, they'll drop you near the top. It'll still take you 1 to 2 hours of climbing. At the top, it's like entering a theme park. There's a very relaxed atmosphere, and the Rock is pretty amazing. Try to avoid visiting the rock on a full moon day, because then the rock is visited by plenty of Burmese, which will cause you waiting many hours because the path is very narrow (Peter Vos 9/99).
We went to Bago from Yangoon by train (2 US$ pp). A taxi ride to Yangoon costs 6 US$ (we missed the train eventually).