Kyaikhtiyo(Golden Rock)(2 Days, 1 Night)

Kyaikhtiyo(Golden Rock)(2 Days, 1 Night)

2 Days – 1 Night Golden Rock Tour (PHT2K) - Yangon – Golden Rock – Yangon EXTENSION FROM YANGON

DAY (01) Yangon – Bago – Golden Rock

kyaik-htee-yo-02Golden Rock (Kayiktiyo) is one the most important pilgrimage sites for Myanmar Buddhist and maybe one of the strangest sites (miracle) for foreign visitors. A rock (gold gilded) with a small stupa (15th feet) built on top of it, is balancing on the edge of a mountain and looks as if it could tumble down into the ravine below at any moment. Buddhist believe due to some hairs of Buddha brought by a holy hermit enshrined into that hermit’s head shape rock prevent the rock from falling. People who want to get a hiking can do there and the site can be reached after a short walk (1.5 hours from Hermit Hill base camp or a long walk (about 6-7 hours from the first base camp. Surrounding the Golden Rock are many local souvenirs shops, pagoda accessories selling shops and shops selling Burmese traditional medicinal products made off indigenous animals found by the hunters living in the jungle in this region.

Train journeys: Bago to Yangon, Gotteik Viaduct, Kalaw to Shwe Nyaung, Kalaw to Loikaw

Soft adventures: Biking in Bagan, Trekking to Elephant camp in Kalaw (you can add PDF), Kalaw to Inle Lake trekking, Keng Tung Trekking, Ballooning in Bagan (add link)


DAY (02) Golden Rock – Yangon

kyaik-htee-yo-03Breakfast at hotel. Early risers may enjoy returning to the Golden Rock; about 10 minutes walk from the Kyaikto Hote l or 60 minutes from the Golden Rock Hotel, to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, walk down the mountain and return by truck to your car/minibus, or alternatively walk all the way down to the base camp at Kinpun. Drive back to Bago and visit SHWEMAWDAW PAGODA, which has a stupa inlaid with diamonds and is Bago's golden landmark. See SHWETHALYAUNG Buddha, which dates from 994 and is revered throughout Myanmar as the most beautiful Reclining Buddha. Lunch at a local restaurant in Bago. Just outside Bago, visit KYAIKPUN Pagoda with four 30-meter high Buddha figures seated back to back. An optional visit is included on the way back to Yangon at the British War Cemetery near Htauk Kyan. Arrive Yangon in the evening and transfer to your hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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