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Kyaikto (Golden Rock)

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
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Brisbane, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
50 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The pagoda is set in stunning surroundings and well worth a visit. The ride up and down the hill in the back of an open truck was not particularly scary, but can be uncomfortable as they pack in as many people as possible and it is a long ride to the top in the sun. Bring a hat to keep... More

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Hook, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The golden rock was one of my favourite sights in Myanmar. There was hardly any westerners around which I loved and I had lots of pictures taken with the local people who seemed generally intrigued by our group. There is an awe aspect about the place. The walk up to the Golden rock is quite steep and you go through... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

it is a personal choice, based on cost, time to get there and the temple itself if i was asked was it worth visiting it I'd have to say definitely not. if i had been coming through this way then its possibly worth a hop off. it took 5 1/2 hours to get there from yangon. i thought the rock... More

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We drove 200 km East from Yangon to reach Kyaikhtiyo and the Golden Rock! To get up to the top of the Mountain you have to use organized trucks and you are at back with totally 42 people, not more not less. They will not leave before the truck is loaded. Trip up and down is not very comfortable if... More

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wollongong
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The time of year we visited added value to our trip. It was start of school holidays and end of harvest. This meant there were many local Burmese visiting. This turned the site into a living museum full off local custom dress. The visible excitement and enjoyment of people visiting made for a special visit. The rock itself is nice... More

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Bergamo, Italy
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12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Considering that this is deemed one of the most sacred places in Myanmar to be visited at least once in an individual's life, I was expecting something more spiritual. Should be done, IMO, as a day trip from Bago. The 45 min ride uphill squeezed in a pickup with tens of locals is something you (and you back) will never... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I choose private tour with Proniti with simple answer. Min, director, response me faster and provide me with reasonable price than other agent. That the first impresstion with Proniti but they still make us with many more impresses. My flight was delayed for 3 hours which of course effect to my itineray but they can manage it in another day... More

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I don't know much about this place at first. Went there with a tour group originated from Thailand (tourtooktee.com) for pilgrimage and found myself constantly want to come back. It's place for a true believer which I knew I am not. Hence, it was so peaceful during meditation blending with locals through the night and somehow I shed tear uncontrollably.... More

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Warrington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Many of the English people we met in Myanmar missed out golden Rock -their loss! it is breathtaking especially at sunset. The journey from Yangon (4 hours) gave us time to see the scenery as well.

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Oakland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

If you go to Myanmar, then it's a must for you to visit, not only the Golden Rock, bit it's market streets beyond it. Marco Polo would still recognize this place.

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