by Min Thu on 17-Dec-2019
Golden Rock(Kyaikhtiyoe) is a popular tourist site in Myanmar because of the mysterious history and religious belief by local people. It is located 1100m above the sea level on top of Kyaikhtiyoe mountain.
Let me give you a brief explanation about its history which is related to Buddha. Buddha gave one strand of his hair to the hermit and in turn, gave to the King. With the help of Tha-Gya-Min (the king of Heaven in Buddha Cosmology), they found a rock at the bottom of the sea and transport it to current place. And the pagoda is built on top of the rock with the hair enshrined. People believe that it is the power of the strand which keeps the rock from tumbling down the hill.
There is also a local belief that if you visit Kyaik-hti-yoe pagoda for three times within a year, you will be blessed with health and wealth.
It is visited by both local and international visitors and crowed in the peak season, from November to March and also public holidays.
If you have any problem, you can contact
Local Police Station - 199, Tourism Police - 09428206641
There are buses running every day from Yangon to Golden rock but the number of buses to golden rock is limited in the rainy season. But you can catch bus to Mawlamyine or Hpa-an and stop at the nearest place (Kyaikhto) and take a private taxi or ferry to Kinpun station to reach the Golden Rock.
If you are traveling in group or you want to travel in private, contact car rental to get a suitable car for you. It will be charged around $160 for 3 pax.
There is one train operating from Yangon to Kyaikhto every day at 7:15 AM from Yangon Central Railway station. You have to take a private taxi or ferry to Kinpun station to reach Golden Rock.
For more information you can contact [email protected] too