Photographer's Note

When we arrived at the golden rock, it was raining, windy,foggy and cold!. We had to wait for some time, before sunshine finally appeared.

This is the Kyaiktiyo Golden Rock Pagoda....Believers claim that the large boulder was placed on the cliff 2500 years ago, by two nat (Burmese spirits). Atop the gilded boulder is a 5.5 m (18 ft) pagoda, which is believed to contain a hair of the Buddha. The pagoda is located on Mt. Kyaiktiyo, and to get there requires a hike of 16 km (10 mi) or a trip by jeep followed by a 3km walk
The boulder is covered with layers of gold leaf. Women are not allowed to touch the boulder, nor are they allowed to be within proximity of the pagoda.

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Additional Photos by Marilyn MC (axiotea) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2721 W: 440 N: 5487] (21651)
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