Walking in Golden Rock Pagoda : Myanmar (Aug’18)

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12th Aug 2018

One day trip to golden rock (Kyaiktiyo Pagoda). This place is located in Kyaiktiyo city in Mon state. Started trip early morning 7 am and finished around 9 PM.

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Golden rock (Kyaiktiyo Pagoda)

Its about 4-5 hours travel from Yangon and then 45 min. travel to Pagoda by bus.  During the trip passed by World War 2 memorial as well. During return from gold pagoda we passed by Bago city and seen famous reclined Buddha temple as well.

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Burma. It is a small pagoda built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by its male devotees. According to legend, the Golden Rock itself is precariously perched on a strand of the Buddha’s hair.

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Entrance gate to Golden Rock Pagoda

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This picture was taken at Golden Rock Pagoda in Kyaiktiyo city in Mon state, Myanmar. We drive around 4 hours from Yangoon, and then by local truck. The day was rainy. But still enjoyed good views

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The closest you can go to Golden Rock Pagoda

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Another view of Golden Rock Pagoda

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Street seller near Golden Rock Pagoda

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This picture taken at Golden Rock, Myanmar. These kids were amazing. After spending few minutes with them I found they wanted to become a friends more than a seller.

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Taken lunch at restaurant near to Golden Rock Pagoda

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Hip hop truck to Golden Rock Pagoda

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Getting down from TruckWalking in Golden Rock Pagoda : Myanmar (Aug'18) 11

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Kyaik Hto Hotel near Golden Rock Pagoda. I think one night must stay here

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Entrance gate to Golden Rock Pagoda

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View around Golden Rock Pagoda

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Myanmar Tea, and I love it.Walking in Golden Rock Pagoda : Myanmar (Aug'18) 16

Road towards Golden Rock Pagoda

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Big Buddha temple in Bago City

 

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War Memorial , you can stop by during trip to Golden Rock Pagoda

 

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