Kyaiktiyo Travel Guide

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Kyaiktiyo Overview

Mention the place Kyaiktiyo, and the chances are that many people will associate it with its most famous tourist attraction, the Golden Rock. The Golden Rock can be found on Mount Kaiktiyo, and is said to be the site where one of Buddha’s hair was donated by a hermit. The hair was retrieved from the sea by a king in the eleventh century, and it subsequently turned into the rock.

Although this account guarantees many pilgrims and monks to the area, Kyaiktiyo offers some wonderful views and provides a more traditional insight into Myanmar that is more akin to George Orwell’s Burmese Days. If sedan chairs and dreamy boat rides along the Hpa-an sound appealing to you, visiting Kyaiktiyo has to be at the top of your list of places to visit in Myanmar.

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