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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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Makati City
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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jakarta
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went there on New Year's visit, on 1st Jan 2014 evening. it was massive and fantastic experience even though it was my 6th visit to the pagoda. There was a yearly festival called cee-mee 9000, (Nine thousands lights) festival. People from many parts of the country were visiting, and when I came back to Yangon, in the newspaper, it... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've arrived in Kinpun camp bout 3pm, and was advice that heading up to Kyaikto does not allow us to have a good tour round the temple. There's direct truck service up to Kyaikto costing 2500 kyats per person (1 way) but you'll need a truckload full before heading off (and trust me it's much safer to have your row... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Its about 3hrs+ car ride and another 1hr lorry ride up. The lorry ride was omg for first timer. Its a good experience squeezing with the locals seated on wooden planks behind the truck that was rocking through out the whole journey up and down. It was even worst when it rains which happens to us. When we reach up... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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186 reviews 186 reviews
140 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Visited end of June 2013; Golden Rock is a hardest place to hopped on!!; You must travel by tour car ; then at foot of mountain must change to pig truck cramped space; overloaded traveller!! the truck no canopy or shelter roof cover at all; (As we visited in rainy moonsoon season) So the WITHOUT roof truck is bad for... More

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McAllen, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Its nice, it peaceful but its a lot of hassle for the experience if you are looking to take in the region. I do not mean to belittle the experience, but if you have limited time get to Swe Dagon or to Bagan. If you've been there and done that and want to go, you will enjoy, but we we... More

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Oakland, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It's a big rock covered in gold on the top of a hill littered with tourist traps. It's meaningful to Burmese people to visit this place, but to a foreigner, I don't think it's worth the trip or the expense. If you do go, take the time to walk a little bit down the hill to some of the local... More

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