"The Balanced Boulder of Kyaiktiyo..." Kyaiktiyo by kenmerk

Kyaiktiyo Travel Guide: 47 reviews and 146 photos

The Balanced Boulder of Kyiaktiyo, along with Shwedagon Paya in Yangon is one of the two main pilgrimage sites for the Burmese Buddhists.

The paya on top of this boulder is said to contain one hair of the Buddha, which keeps the big rock from tumbling down the hill.

Seeing the rock is interesting, but the journey out there is certainly half the fun... (Especially when you start blowing tires and over heating radiators along the way....)

  • Last visit to Kyaiktiyo: Dec 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • bkoon's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2005 at 10:42 PM

    Oooo... The golden rock is amazing. It looks nicer in the day.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2004 at 3:20 PM

    I know what you mean about experiencing what it is like when you are there (at the Balancing Boulder)! When you see, feel, hear and smell the experience - it is different. Great page!

  • awayhome's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2004 at 1:10 AM

    Hey I think that once it used to belong to Thailand LOL!!

  • norain's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2004 at 3:21 AM

    my next visit to Myanmar is to see Kyaikiyo,

  • syllybabe's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2003 at 4:14 AM

    Strange...when I went to Bago I was able to take pictures when going over the bridge. But, even stranger, I didn't see a balanced boulder;-)

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2003 at 5:31 AM

    The journey to one sight is absolutly half the fun!

  • Guantanamera's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2003 at 9:58 PM

    I've seen a fair share of Buddha statues in the last few weeks...

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2003 at 9:23 PM

    "I almost got the full body cavity search treatment from a friendly Burmese Army type..." That is great!!! They care for your health, and the "medical" check is free!!! ;-)

  • Geisha_Girl's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2003 at 7:47 PM

    Asia is calling me back again, Ken. I can smell the incense.....the jasmine.......the street vendors selling their dishes......and there's a voice in my head. Very faint. I think it's saying: "Bring Beer......."

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2003 at 2:47 PM

    Fab Fotos, Ken! THANKS!

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