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Definitely not a luxury trip.
If you would like to sneak out from noisy environment, take a trip like that in 3-day ,2- night.
It is a budget trip and we spent no more than 100 USD for whole trip for one person.
We visited this pagoda in January of this year. It was very cold in the morning and in the evening. On the verge of the cliff, the existence of the goldern boulder seemingly about to fall off at any moment is unbelievable. I found happiness...More
We booked a private mini bus trip here and two other couples from our group tour joined us. It is quite an epic journey to the golden rock, 4 hours from Yangon with a 6:30am departure. The journey was uneventful until we reached the bottom...More
It’s quite a rough ride up to this magnificent golden rock. You have to sit in a truck with 40 other people and join this crazy ride up to the hill. It is better if you pay for a 2nd seat, because you there isn’t...More
Since this is a must visit places in Myanmar, we actually booked a driver through a friends' tour agency and we are paying much more because it is Thingyan festival. We left the hotel at 11pm, we reached the base camp at around 2+ am...More
The Golden Rock is one of those places which are far away, require a long travel time (around 4 hrs OW from Yangon) and there's NOTHING else around to see (except the town of Bago which is on the way, pretty interesting).
BUT, it is...More
You reach this sacred place in the mountains only by truck (45 minutes drive). Our only regret was that we didn't book a hotel in the mountain ... as the last truck drive back was at 7 PM (and 6 PM during winter time). We...More
After a rather tedious drive from Yangon it takes another 45 min. on the bed of an open truck climbing up to the Golden Rock.
Spectacular views - especially during late afternoon hours or at sunset will reward you for the long journey.
Beautiful spot but unfortunately my father had his phone stolen from him here. None of the police were actually stationed outside, all were inside in their station so there was no one to help us catch the culprit who disappeared into the crowd. VISITORS PLEASE...More
No, you cannot take your private car up the mountain to the pagoda on the rock. You have to either take the truck or the cable car to go up there. Even to take the cable car, you will still need to the cable car station at... More
No, you cannot take your private car up the mountain to the pagoda on the rock. You have to either take the truck or the cable car to go up there. Even to take the cable car, you will still need to the cable car station at the foot of Rathay Mountain. There is a public bus service between the Kinpun Station (the usual place where all buses and cars stop) to the cable car station.