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Kyaikto (Golden Rock)

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

If you are staying in Yangon I highly recommend that you take in this attraction. The view is very beautiful and the truck ride was fun. When you get on the truck it pays to be "in the back but at the front" so you can stand up and look over the roof of the driver compartment. In order to... More

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Must visit in Myanmar! It is safer to walk up all the way by enjoying the scenes and .. But some may enjoy the adventurous 4WD truck ride. Recommended to enjoy the sunset view which will be the most amazing moment for you! Enjoy the local food around the Temple.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The gliding golden rock has re-defined physic! withstand 3 earthquake yet still standing tall and proud is a real astonishing scene! try to catch the sunset is a must. An express highway bus from Yangon main bus terminal to the nearest bus stop near the foot hill and catch the ever ready track to rock you all the up, its... More

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Milan, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A very special visit. The trip to go up itsel is an experience: a open 4 WD truck with several seats where you stay pressed together and travel on a small, steep road up to the top of the mountain. The rock is incredible, as it is located on the edge of another inclined rock. A must see!

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

When we arrived we forgot how uncomfortable, tiring, we were in the truck. The Golden Rock is another must see. Even though it was very difficult to be there but it"s worth.

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Bern, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Yes, there are a lot of tourists. Yes, it's crowded. Yes, the drive with the truck is uncomfortable. But yes, it is worth the trip! Very special atmosphere with all the pilgrims and adding a gold-leaf to the rock is very inspiring. One of the highlights of our trip in Birma. If you liked it: head further south to see... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I admit, it is some effort to get there. First you take the bus from Yangon to a town called Kyaikto. There you switch to the usual little pickup trucks that are used for smaller distances to the base camp. From The base camp big heavy and overly cramped pickup trucks make the trek up the hill. But it is... More

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jakarta
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131 reviews 131 reviews
68 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

First, do not go during rainy season like we did. You will be dissapointed as all you could see is thick fog all around you. Second, ensure you have travel insurance to cover unsafe truck ride. To get there from Yangon, one will need a car/bus ride about 4 hours, then continue with an unsafe truck ride for about 1,5... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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211 reviews 211 reviews
59 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I got the local truck up to the top and the truck itself was a good experience, as they dove really fast up extremely steep roads. The day I visited the Golden Rock was a very cloudy day, so the top of the mountain was convered in cloud which meant that you couldn't see the view. The rock itself is... More

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Makati City
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just as good as its story: a boulder suspended on a huge rock for centuries well kept in place from rolling because of a single strand of Buddha's hair. Quiet, breezy place. The ride going up the winding mountain is a great experience.

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