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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all went to this pagoda right after the famous water festival of Burma on 18th April. Kyaiktiyo Pagoda also known as Golden Rock Pagoda is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Burma. It is a small pagoda built on the top of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Arun V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s spectacular. It’s possible to make an one-day trip from Yangon. We hired a van with a driver and left Yangon around 6am. Arrived in Kyaiktiyo around 9h30 and then left the place in the early hours of afternoon, 3pm. The trips with the truck...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TVRoetert
Reviewed April 5, 2019

Golden Rock. A day trip from Yangon. It passes the town Bago which features 4-5 temples/pagodas worth the visit. At the foot of the hill below Kyaiktiyo, one needs to ride on a truck that can hold 50-80 people (rows of seats; 8-10 rows, each...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank QuietAutumn
Reviewed March 25, 2019

Walk around. Take your time. Breathe deeply and enjoy the sights, the people, and the atmosphere. Go before sunset and stay until it is dark. You will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ArnaModiinIsrael
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

By way of update to recent reviews, the golden rock is back open/uncovered and is looking great (see photos)! It is an enjoyable half day outing with a rollercoaster truck ride to the top and fantastic views of the rock and surrounding countryside. Getting there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank N1598NHrichardb
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Hiking up the mountain to witness this beautiful spectacle at sunset. The accommodation and food was great at the top.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Adriel r
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

My boyfriend and I hiked up to Golden Rock today (4 feb 2019) and it was absolutely amazing. We left Kin Pun at 7 this morning and arrived at the top just before 10.30 - we kept a pretty solid pace up the whole way....More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank jenmh
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

I was there on 29 January 2019. Woke up early in the morning 5am to Take almost 5 hours bus ride from Yangon to the foothill Kinpun town. I see nothing . The golden rock is on Renovation fully covered . Very disappointed as there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
13  Thank pui san p
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

There is nothing to see at the moment as the golden rock is under construction. Not worth the journey

Date of experience: January 2019
8  Thank Ah1230
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

A really beautiful place to visit for the day. Amazing how the rock balances on the edge without falling off. View from the mountain top is also very nice. Very popular amongst the locals who visit for worship. Highly recommended! The truck ride up was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Avril60
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Marshall H
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Response from Ko948 | Reviewed this property |
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
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