Guilded boulder precariously perched on the edge of the hill over 3615 feet (1002 meter)above sea level.
Known as golden rock pagoda,130 miles (210 km) from yangon.
The pagoda was built over a hair relic was given to hermit by Buddha himself.The hermit treasured the sacred hair in his hair knot until he found a boulder resembling his own head on which he could build a pagoda to enshrine it.In the mon language Kyaik means pagoda and Yo means to carry on the head. ithi in pali means hermit.
Thus the name Kyaikitiyo derived from Kyaik ithi yo the pagoda carried on
a hermit's head.
base camp to top of the mountain by open truck
The pagoda is a glowing affirmation of Myanmar's spirituality.
Although small in size,it is one of the most revered and celebrated pagodas Myanmar.
It sits uniquely at the apex of a huge ,almost egg shapeed granitoid boulder.
This Boulder (now Completely guilded )is precariously perched on projecting tabular rock.
The guilded boulder and rock table are two seperate pieces.
, the boulder actually ballancing off the extreme verge of the sloping surface of the rock and overhanging it by nearly half its length.
This slope drops down perpendicularly inti the valley below.
on the other side the rock table is seprated several feet from the rest of hill by a deep chasm, now appended by a small foot bridge.
By gentlely rocking the boulder, a tread can be passed thriugh between it and the rock table.
When viewed from certain angle, this seperation can be appreciated by virtue of thin beam of day light shining through.
it is not known what freakish law has kept the boulder in its precarios position for many centries and despite several violent earthquakes; but pious Buddhists attribute it to the power of the hair relic enshrined in the pagoda.
How to get to Golden Rock Pagoda.
Upon arrival In Kimpun Base camp,change vehicles to a public local truck for
a windy,exhilarating ride the top of the mountain.
if you wish, you can get off half way camp Yathaetaung(Hermit mountain)
and continue on foot all the way up or by cable car.
You can see many local pilgrimages and Thai Visitors.
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