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Golden Rock Pagoda

Kinpun base camp, Myanmar
+95 9 515 5438
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One of Myanmar's great pilgrimage sites is the Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo, a huge boulder covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. The pagoda at the Golden Rock is said to hold a hair of the Buddha.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“truck ride” (23 reviews)
“base camp” (17 reviews)
“gold leaf” (15 reviews)
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Kinpun base camp, Myanmar
+95 9 515 5438
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rude villagers operating the trucking business bringing all the tourists up to the temple. Supposedly we shall be treated well but those barbarians are not. Lousy ride up sitting behind their truck with very narrow seating. If this place is not one of the icon...More

1  Thank Geoffrey L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome views and seeing is believing. The journey to the golden rock from base via a truck bus is an exceptional experience. Would be scary for those can't ride on steep road and winding roads. The spiritual aspect is huge especially for local buddhists who...More

1  Thank Chu Beng L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a personal guide. The rock is amazing leaving one wondering how did a rock like this can perch on a cliff edge for so long. Ladies are not allowed to touch the rock or be near it. However close up shot the rock...More

1  Thank Eleen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made my way from Hpa An > Kyaik Tiyo Town (pronounced as "Chai To") on a 3 hours bus ride. BEWARE when alighting from the bus at Kyaik Tiyo Town, motorcycles will agree to anything you say to get you on their bikes, they stop...More

Thank wanqiiiii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice and cool weather with breathtaking view of the golden rock. Night view of the rock even more beautiful.

Thank FeiCaiWong
Reviewed May 17, 2017

If you are in seeing culture and natural. i am full recommended to over climb hills to reach "Golden Rock Pagoda".

2  Thank PEACOCK C
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda or Golden Rock is Buddhist worship place in Mon State, Burma. Male Buddhists are allowed to paste gold leaf onto the rock, as a sign of devotion. Sri Lankans Buddhist people also visit the pagoda. Even disabled persons who are staunch devotees of...More

Thank Kumara E
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Yangon > Kinpun > Kyaiktiyo There are 2 bus companies that provide bus transportation service from Yangon to Kinpun. 1. Yoe Yoe Lay First bus out from Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Station to Kinpun at 8.30am. 2. Win Express First bus out from Aung Mingalar...More

5  Thank eloa33
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Today 09.April.2017,i reched and climbing toward the base camp(KIN-POUN-SAKHAUNG)early morning 02:00AM ,started to try the climbing for trakking early morning only one.i reached 2Mile,5F i found the four friend together climbing to reched the golden rock pagoda.we are all climbing one and half hour and...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Must go! We caught the train from Yangon leaves around 7am, then when we arrived at Kyaikto waited under the figs to get a minivan to Kinpun then the truck up the mountain. So much fun! We stayed overnight at the rock at Yoe Yoe...More

Thank G5593EFsandrab
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Julia H
Hi folks, I respectfully submit, and I am directing this to the submission by DilruskhiH, that people do NOT tell others it's too steep to walk. That is pure dribble and NONSENSE. It is a lovely, gorgeous, fabulous hike. We all have our opinions. Kindly do not let your inability to make this hike dissuade others, who can, decide to do it. I am 62 and I did this faster than most men. While there is a truck, the journey to the top is made more lovely by the trip by foot. That's the point of Macchu Picchu and all holy sites. It's a pilgrimage. You pay to pray. It's worth it to walk. If you cannot, that's one thing. But kindly don't tell others not to just because you cannot. Let them make up their own minds.
August 10, 2015|
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Response from Julia H | Reviewed this property |
Good morning. I am discussing walking from the base of the mountain all the way to the gate at the top. At my pace it took me about two and a half hours, and that took into account two long stops to play with a puppy, and... More
Hi, i would like to know about golden rock hill trunk price for per person
December 24, 2014|
Response from nicMilano |
the price in 3 usd in the front of the trunk and 2,5 usd in the rear. now publishing my comment with a picture of the current fares
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