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


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.


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.

Entrance gate to Golden Rock Pagoda

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

The closest you can go to Golden Rock Pagoda

Another view of Golden Rock Pagoda

Street seller near Golden Rock Pagoda

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.

Taken lunch at restaurant near to Golden Rock Pagoda

Hip hop truck to Golden Rock Pagoda

Getting down from Truck

Street near the Golden Rock Pagoda

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

Entrance gate to Golden Rock Pagoda


View around Golden Rock Pagoda


Myanmar Tea, and I love it.

Road towards Golden Rock Pagoda

Big Buddha temple in Bago City


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