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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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Milan, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
85 helpful votes 85 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is located in 180km east of Yangon. A 4-5 hour car journey will take you to the Kinpun base camp where visitors ride in a small open top truck along the windy road a further eight kilometres (it takes about 30 minutes). As this is quite a long journey, this is probably not a day-trip outing. Spend a... More

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Den Haag, NL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Golden Rock is a place to see and ....feel! There is a magic behind it and thats why we decided to stay over night to avoid the tourists crowds...we slept in one of the two places next to the rock...Its good to see that there are still so many real pilgrims coming anf that one could come in conversation... More

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Daejeon, South Korea
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

6USD for foreigners. Locals get in for free. The truck up will be packed solid with a few stops on the truck asking for donations. The rock is just a rock. Nothing amazing. I really enjoyed the walk down to the village from the rock. You get to meet all the friendly locals and their gorgeous families! :)

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