Kyite Htee Yoe Pagoda (Golden Rock, Myanmar)

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  • Tour Duration: Day Tour
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Kyite Htee Yoe Pagoda

(Golden Rock, Myanmar)

Kyaik Hti Yoe Pagoda, also known as Golden Rock is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Myanmar. It is a small pagoda [7.3 meters (24 ft)] built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by its male devotees.

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock) has become a popular pilgrimage and also tourist attraction. According to legend, the Golden Rock itself is precariously perched on a strand of the Buddha’s hair. The balancing rock seems to defy gravity, as it perpetually appears to be on the verge of rolling down the hill. The rock and the pagoda are at the top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo. Another legend states that a Buddhist priest impressed the celestial king with his asceticism and the celestial king used his supernatural powers to carry the rock to its current place, specifically choosing the rock as the resemblance to the monks head. It is the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Burma after the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Mahamuni Pagoda.

Currently, women are not allowed into the inner sanctuary of the rocks vicinity, maintained by an employed security guard who watches over the gated entrance. Women are permitted in the outer balcony and the lower courtyard of the rock.

At the peak of the pilgrimage season, during November to March, an atmosphere of devotion is witnessed at Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda. As the golden rock gleams in different shades from dawn to dusk (the sight at dawn and at sunset are unique), pilgrims’ chants reverberate in the precincts of the shrine. Lighting of candles, meditation and offerings to the Buddha continues throughout the night. Men cross over a bridge across an abyss to affix golden leaves (square in shape) on the face of the Golden Rock, in deep veneration. However, women are not allowed to touch the rock so cannot cross the bridge. Pilgrims visit the pagoda, from all regions of Myanmar. Even disabled persons who are staunch devotees of Buddha visit the pagoda, walking up the track on crutches. Old people, who cannot climb, are carried on stretchers by porters to the Pagoda to offer prayers to Buddha. The Full Moon day of Tabaung in March, is a special occasion for pilgrims who visit the shrine. On this day, the platform of the pagoda is lighted with ninety thousand candles as reverential offering to the Lord Buddha. The devotees visiting the pagoda also offer fruits, food and incense to the Buddha.

 

Know Before You Go

There is accommodation available at the top of the Mountain, or in Kinpun, at the foot of the Mountain, where you can then travel up by pick-up truck (one way costs 3,000 Kyat), otherwise, can ride cable car from Yathae Taung to Kyaikhtiyo , (one way costs 7000 Kyats/ round trip costs 10,000 Kyats).

Getting to Kinpun is a 4-5 hour bus ride from Yangon.

 

Country: Myanmar
City: Mon State, Kyaik Hto, Golden Rock Pagoda
Day Tour: Around $80
1 Night Tour: Around $200
Tour begins: 16/02/2019
Tour ends: 17/02/2019

 

Day Tour: Yangon-Kyaik Htee Yoe (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • breakfast at local restaurant
  • start to leave from Yangon to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda.
  • arrive at Kinpun base camp, Kyaik Hto.
  • lunch at local restaurant
  • drive up from truck station, Kinpun base camp.
  • Break a moment at stopping point Yathaetaung
  • And then ride cable car to the summit of Kyaik Hti Yoe
  • arrive at the summit of mountain and feel the nature of glamour
  • In the evening, Return Back to Yangon.

 

1 Night Tour: Yangon – Bago- Kyaikhtiyo (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • breakfast at local restaurant
  • start to leave from Yangon to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda.
  • arrive at Kinpun base camp, Kyaik Hto.
  • lunch at local restaurant
  • drive up from truck station, Kinpun base camp.
  • arrive at stopping point Yathaetaung
  • ride cable car to the summit of Kyaik Hti Yoe
  • hotel check in and worship and add gold leaf to the rock.
  • In the evening, see the impressive view of sunset from the summit.
  • Next day, early morning, breakfast at hotel and check out.
  • climb down to the foot of mountain and return back to Yangon
  • Along the way, will stop for visit and explore to Bago City famous pagodas; Shwe maw daw and Shwe Thar Lyaung.
  • Evening, arrive back to Yangon.

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(This itinerary menu can be flexibly changed according to local condition.)

 

INCLUSIONS:

  • Round Trip Bus/Car/Limousine
  • 3 Stars Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Entrance Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tour Guide
  • Drinking water and Refreshing Towels

 

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Other meals not stated
  • Incidental Charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Other cost not stated in the inclusions

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