Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)
Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Burma. It is a small pagoda built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by its male devotees. 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.
- Saung Naing Gyi Waterfall
- Sein Lei Tin
Back in Kin Pun, the base town serving visitors to Golden Rock, the beautiful Saung Naing Gyi Waterfall is just a taxi or motorbike drive away and has a great swimming area and waterside shops where you can sit in the shade and order drinks and snacks.
Sane Let Tin Resort and Zoological Garden, a 150 acres wide resort lies on the sloping bank of a mountain stream in Kyaik Hto, Mon State, Myanmar. 3 hours convenient drive from busting city of Yangon and 30 min drive to one of the world’s wonders, Golden Rock Pagoda base. 24 hour room service is available only for check-in guests and restaurant services are open only between 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM for all walk-in guests.
Having the first and foremost license for keeping a private zoological garden in Myanmar, all of in-house and walk-in guests could have a chances of watching the natural beauties of mountains and forests, of paying kindness to wild animals kept in secured lodges and of feeding those animals and fishes by your own, and of fishing as a hobby. In this garden, canteens of fresh juice, tea and coffee and child playgrounds are available.