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Must See - Sacred Buddhist Places in Myanmar

Golden Rock to most of us. A sacred Buddhist place in Myanmar. An adventure on its own in the journey to Kyaikto. A couple of hours on a road trip and a nerve wrecking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert W
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Golden Rock to most of us. A sacred Buddhist place in Myanmar. An adventure on its own in the journey to Kyaikto. A couple of hours on a road trip and a nerve wrecking experiencing to & fro to the Golden Rock - sitting on a tipper like truck with planks across the back. For all its worth, the Golden... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kyaikto - one from the Most Sacred Buddhist Places in Myanmar. Lot of Pilgrims and local atractions. "Open Bus" transport to Golden Rock is worth to live !

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Thank WojtekGa
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are loving the adventure, please arrange to go and see Golden Rock Pagoda. The man are allow to touch the Golden rock and you will see how it is situated amazingly.

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Thank NicolasZaw
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went up and it wasn't really crowded. Started pouring on our way up. Got up it was raining heavily. They locked the gates. And we waited for awhile for the rain to become lighter. No women were allowed and no cameras to take with you while touching the rock. The rain and clouds didn't give us a great picture, but... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Golden Rock is one of the famous landmarks of Myanmar. After a rolling coaster like trip (45 min) with an open truck we arrived at the mountain. With good weather the view is beautiful. After a 1 km walk you arrive at the Golden Rock. The Golden Rock is very impressive. We recommend to be at the rock, just... More 

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Victorville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Golden Rock under renovation when I was their but could still line up to go and see and touch the rock. Very moving to see the people of Myanmar their reaction to touching the golden Rock. To my surprise only Men can actually touch the rock.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

It's a rock, covered in gold leaf, that can be applied only by men. Not much more to say...although I understand it is the site of annual pilgrimages by those more devout than I.

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Thank Linda R
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Can be go day trip from Yangon .Just 210Km form Yangon and around 4hrs driving time to the base champ .To the top need to take truck from kin pun base champ otherwise take around 8hrs by walk .Truck fees are 2500kyats for back seat & 3000kyats for front seat at driver room.Normally 60 persons totally at back & 5persons... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

I really felt this was overrated. We got charged a 6000 kyat foreigner fee and right next the stairs up to the rock was a trash pile (something I find infuriating about this beautiful country). Once you've taken your shoes off you have a bit of a walk to the rock and there were piles of dog faeces about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The golden rock at kyaik tee yoe should be on all Myanmar travellers itinerary. The trip up the mountains in the precarious trucks modified to sit 60 people at one go is an experience in itself! Apart from the Rock itself, which is truly bmind boggling teetering at the edge, the surrounding scenery is also a treat for your efforts!... More 

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