Golden Rock

The Pagoda on the Golden Rock is about 160 Km from Yangon and 11 km of hiking from the base camp at Kyaikhto. This can be also organized by local cars. This pagoda is situated on a rocky mountain 3615 ft above sea level. The Kyaikhtiyo pagoda is one of the most ancient and celebrated of all pagodas in Myanmar.
The pagoda is about 18 feet high, and 50 feet in girth and is built on a huge granite boulder.The pagoda is said to have been built during the life-time of the Buddha over 2400 years ago.