"Up to the Golden Rock !" Kyaiktiyo by WStat

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The quiet and serene feeling makes the rather uncomfortable trip to the basis of the pilgrim-path to the Golden Rock worthwile, after having used the "official" transport-lorry up to the hotel.

Pilgrims bring thin pieces of gold to the holy rock and paste them at the surface. Only men are allowed to come close to the rock, while women have to stay about 10 feet outside, separated by a "women-barrier"

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  • Pros:one of the holyest places of Burma
  • Cons:long and somewhat dangerous trip via lorry
  • In a nutshell:more than worthwile
  • Last visit to Kyaiktiyo: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated May 23, 2008
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