Golden Rock -myth and mystery - pagoda upon an hermit's head.
Kyaik-htiyo pagoda-one of the most sacred places in Burma - is situated on the top of the Golden Rock. It's in the Mon-state. This is magnificent, but least visited site in Burma.
It's not the easiest of yourneys, so that's the reason why not so many tourists visit this place. But a lot of natives do - it's the holliest place for them.
Golden Rock - it's a large boulder of granite, supported by an extremely small area of contact with he rock beneath. It seems to be just bfore falling down, but it has been lying thee for hundreds of years already. Tthe pagoda upon it is erected upon one hair of the Lord Buddha.
The great rock suddenly and spectacularly comes into view from the steep path up the hill, and can then be approached and touched (by men only) from the shrine complex that spreads out behind it on the cliff.The Kyaiktiyo shrine complex consists of several viewing platforms, pagodas, Buddha shrines and nat spirit shrines. Worshipers gather in the area behind the rock to pray and make offerings, and nearly all apply a square of gold leaf to the rock as an offering and act of merit.
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