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Myanmar - Kyaikhto - Golden Rock

Kyaikto is the nearest town to the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, also known as the Golden Rock thanks to its balancing gold stupa. High in the Eastern Yoma mountains in Mon State, the Golden Rock is one of the most ancient and celebrated of all pagodas in Myanmar and one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the country. This magnificent stupa is covered with gold-leaf and appears to defy gravity, jutting out over the cliff where it is perched. Legend holds that it is kept in place by a single strand of Buddha’s hair.

 

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