Golden Rock Excursion – 2 Day/1 Night
Day 1: Yangon – Bago – Kyaik-Tiyo (L,D): Pick-up at your hotel for the drive to Bago (84km – 1½ hours). Sightseeing starts with the charming and characteristic Monastery of Kya Khet Waii, an eminent teaching center for hundreds of monks from neighboring regions to study Buddhism.
You will have ample time to observe when the monks walk mindfully in procession for their last meal of the day. After seeing over a thousand years old Shwesandaw Pagoda with its spire taller than the Shwedagon Pagoda, you will proceed to the Kin Pun ‘base camp’ (110km – 3 1/2 hours). Lunch at local restaurant en route.
The tour will continue to one of Myanmar’s landmarks, which is famous for its precarious position and religious importance: Kyaik-Tiyo the ‘Golden Rock’, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. To reach the Pagoda from Kin Pun a steep 11km road leads to the upper staging point. The journey is made in open trucks, which are very crowded.
The ‘upper area’ must be traveled by foot, at present, and the walk is approximately 4km (1 hour) up a steep path which ascends some 500 m to the Golden Rock. If you wish to take a more comfortable approach, you can sit back and be carried in sedan chairs by four porters. This will incur an extra cost of approx. US$8. On arrival you can enjoy the beautiful sunset. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Kyaik-Tiyo – Bago – Yangon (B,L): After breakfast you will return to Yangon (194km – 5 hours). After lunch at a local restaurant in Bago, continue sightseeing with the 55-meter long reclining Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha, which is among one of the country’s most impressive image and the four giant Buddha images at Kyaik Pun Pagoda. After visiting a ‘Mon’ weaving and handicraft village producing woven bamboo wares return to Yangon with visits to an Allied War Graves cemetery near Htauk Kyan and a “Nat” tree shrine on the way back.
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