The famous legendry pagoda on the Golden Rock is about 160km from Yangon. This pagoda is situated on a rocky mountain 3,615ft above sea level. Kyaikhto Hotel located on the hill side has the full view of the pagoda. The season of pilgrimage is from October to May. Our coach has to stop at Kinpun base camp. From there the pilgrims have to take an open truck which is normally used for hilly track up to the hermit “Yathae Hill”. On arrival at the “Yathae Hill”they have to trekking from the base camp. Porter and palanquins are available to carry luggage and pilgrims who are too old or weak. Some people think it’s not worth while to take a 6 hours drive (one way) and an overnight just to see a guilted bolder. But if you are a nature lover and if you are totally aware of what could you expect at Golden Rock you will enjoy your trip very much. Due to lack of competition, the hotel rate is very high but facilities are very basic and simple.
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