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Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock) In Myanmar Guide

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock) In Myanmar Guide

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is an important religious shrine and tourist attraction. So here’s everything you need to know for visiting the Golden Rock Myanmar.

How To Get To The Golden Rock Myanmar

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site located in Kyaiktiyo, a municipality in the Mon State of Myanmar.

The best way to get from Yangon to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is to take a bus from Aung San Stadium.

The bus costs £7 per person, the journey takes roughly 7 hours, and tickets can be booked through 12Go Asia here.

Upon arrival at Kyaiktiyo bus depot you’ll have to get a tuk tuk to your accommodation.

If you’re staying anywhere near Base Camp (which we recommend) then don’t pay more than 8,000 Kyat.

By Truck Shuttle:

Trucks run up and down to the Pagoda from 6.00am to 5.30pm daily. The truck stop is located in the middle of town. Simply ask any local and they’ll point you in the right direction to it.

The trucks fit around 50 people in per journey, and it will cost you 2,000 Kyat per person.

The journey up to the Pagoda takes roughly half an hour.

Drop off is at the entrance to the Golden Rock town where you still have a good 20 minute walk to the entrance Kyaiktiyo Pagoda itself.

By Tour:

The best option for visiting Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, is to take a Golden Rock Group Return Day Trip From Yangon.

This private tour costs around £50 per person, and includes hotel pickup and drop-off, transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle, and an English-speaking driver.

The tour departs at 5am and returns to Yangon at around 5pm the same day.

Book your Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Tour: Golden Rock Group Return Day Trip From Yangon

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee – 10,000 Kyat.

Truck taxi from Kyaiktiyo to the entrance – 2,000 Kyat.

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Opening Times

Daily: 5am – 8pm.

Book your Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Tour: Golden Rock Group Return Day Trip From Yangon

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Golden Rock Myanmar

Truck taxi’s running tourists and local up to the entrance

What To Expect At Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock Myanmar)

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (also known as Golden Rock) is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Burma.

It is a small pagoda (7.3 metres (24 ft)) built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by its male devotees.

The Golden Rock itself, according to legend, perches itself 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.

Prepare for a bumpy ride to and from the Golden Rock. If you can grab a seat on the end of a row – you’ll feel the breeze from the fast paced drive and hopefully end up a little less squished.

Head out early to avoid the heat. We left at 8am and were on the way down before the hottest point of the day. We wouldn’t want to be heading up anytime after late morning!

The Golden Rock is literally the only thing to do in Kyaiktiyo, so you won’t need more than a nights accommodation.

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Golden Rock Myanmar

The Golden Rock in Myanmar in all it’s glory

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Golden Rock Myanmar

The Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is SUPER popular and they cram as many people as they can in these trucks!

Where To Stay In Kyaiktiyo

Luxury – Kyaik Hto Hotel – The Golden Rock Pagoda – Featuring free WiFi in all areas, Kyaik Hto Hotel – The Golden Rock Pagoda offers accommodation sharing the location with the famous Kyaik Htee Yoe Pagoda in Myanmar. Every room comes with a satellite TV, a seating area and an electric kettle with coffee/tea making facilities. Air conditioning is also available in selected rooms. Fitted with shower facilities, the private bathroom includes free toiletries, a hairdryer and bathrobes.

Budget – Hotel Popular Kyaik Hto – Located in Kyaikto, 7.5 miles from Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Hotel Popular Kyaik Hto provides accommodation with a bar, free private parking and a garden. This 3-star hotel offers room service. The property offers garden views, an outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available. At the hotel, each room has a desk, a TV and a private bathroom. Guest rooms at Hotel Popular Kyaik Hto include air conditioning and a wardrobe.

For more places to stay near the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda you can check the latest prices here.

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