Discover Kyaiktiyo Mountain – The Golden Rock
Blooms in the midst of the thousands of tall clouds above the coastal plain, it seems that Kyaiktiyo Tower is the only place that can reach heaven. This is also a place filled with the wishes of the visitors coming here from many generations. A Myanmar Tour to visit the Kyaiktiyo Mountain – The Golden Rock will creat an unforgettable impression in the hearts of tourists.
The beautiful sight seeing of Kyaiktiyo Mountain
The magnificent and splendid architecture – The Golden Rock Temple at Kyaiktiyo Mountain is a major pilgrimage destination for Burmese Buddhists . The whole pictures of the temple as car decorations, or family fireplaces. And every Buddhist has the dream of seeing the most sacred pagoda.
The atmosphere around Kyaiktiyo Mountain
The atmosphere around Kyaiktiyo Mountain during the peak of the pilgrimage season (from November to March) is full of mystery and sincerity. Especially when the glittering golden rock is bathed in the violet sunlight, sometimes the fog of the sunset and sunrise. The Buddhist pilgrimage line, lit candles and chanting throughout the night. Only men are allowed to cross the bridge over the ravine to get near the rock and put the gold leaves and tea on the surface of the Golden Stone.
Good place to admire the beauty of Shwedagon
For those who are just here to visit, Kyaiktiyo Mountain is a good place to visit so that they can admire the beauty of Shwedagon or the fascination of Bagan. Like any pilgrimage, a visit to Mount Kyaiktiyo will be difficult and no one can reach the top of this sacred mountain gently.
The square around Kyaiktiyo is a symbolic combination of religious and commercial development in Myanmar. While Buddhist monks and nuns are chanting in front of the golden Buddha statue a few miles away, the beads and plastic guns are sold.
There are also stupa towers and other temples scattered on the hillside or Kyaiktiyo mountain, though none of them are impressive by the mountain itself. Sometimes the trails can take you to unexpected places with impressive views of the valley.
Behind the square of the temple, down the steps there is a village of restaurants, souvenir shops and guest houses of Myanmar residents.
In Myanmar there are so many towns and cities with names that sound the same, so it causes a lot of confusion. Kyaikto town is the least important place, located between Bago and the southern area. There is no reason for you to drop by or stay here.
From Kinpun, at the foot of the mountain, there are two ways to go to the Golden Rock. The most things are climbing up there. The road is about 7 miles away and takes 4 to 6 hours. Not many people choose to climb all the way up and down, even the most sincere. The road goes down for 3 to 4 hours and should not be done in the dark because of the accident.
The second way to go to that stone is to take the big truck (lain-ka); Cost per person is 1500K). It takes 45 minutes to get to the last bus stop. The first train starts at 6 am and departs at 6 pm. However, you should go early to avoid having to stay overnight.
Climbing and other activities
If you have time to stay tourism Kyaiktiyo l Europe more , there are many roads for mountain climbing is worth to experiment with extremely satisfactory eye sight and quiet scenes of Buddhist chanting. You can start your journey at Kinpun, the Yatetaung end bus station or the temple itself.
From Kinpun go to the last bus stop at Ya-the Mountain, walk down the Mo-Baw waterfall and continue on to Samedan Monastery.
From the top Kyaiktiyo can follow the path to Kyauk-si-yo Temple and Kyaiktiyo Galay Zedi.
In theory, you can visit Kyaiktiyo in the day from Bago or even Yangon. However, we do not encourage this. It is better to stay near the mountains so that you can enjoy the sunset and dawn (the most wonderful time of the day), to spend more time exploring Kyaiktiyo . For foreign visitors, you can not stay in lodgings at the top of the mountain. So you can go find hotels in nearby areas.
On the mountain:
- Mountain Top
- Kyaiktiyo Hotel • Golden Stone Hotel
- Golden Sunset Hotel
- Sea Sar
Guest House • Pann Myo Guest House Thu
Places to eat
At Kinpun, you can find countless Chinese and Bamar restaurants. Or at the top of the mountain you can enjoy vegetarian food at the vegetarian restaurants in the square and on the sides of the climbing road.
High mountains with thousands of clouds with the most sacred temple, surely only that has made a great Myanmar Tour for you!