Golden Rock

Said to be held in place by a single strand of Buddha’s hair, the magnificent Golden Rock boulder temple is one of Myanmar’s most important religious sites for Buddhist pilgrims.

Why visit Golden Rock ?

  • Visit one of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage sites
  • Enjoy sunset at the top of the mountain

Also known as Mt Kyaiktiyo, this remarkable boulder crowned by a beautiful stupa is balanced on the edge of the mountain and appears to defy all gravity. Over the years it has been adorned with gold leaf by thousands of worshippers and it overlooks the surrounding area in all its glittering golden glory. It is approached by a road transfer and then takes around one hour to climb up the winding path to the rock.

This serene and magical monument is one of the country’s most revered sites and well worth a visit.

LOCATION

MYANMAR KEY INFO

A visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required. Yellow Fever required if arriving from an endemic area

Time Difference

GMT +6 ½ hours

Flight Time

12 hours with one stop

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