Kyaiktiyo Travel Guide

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H.YAMASHITA

The Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo) pagoda is in a spectacular location, perched on a huge, seemingly precarious boulder on the edge of a cliff. A hair of the Buddha is enshrined in the pagoda, which was supposed to have been given to a hermit monk, who kept it in his topknot. His last request was that the hair should be enshrined in a pagoda built on a rock, resembling his head. There is a popular belief that those who reach the top will grow rich, and the views are magnificent. Kyaiktiyo is only accessible in the dry season (Oct-Apr).
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