Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock)

Kyaiktiyo – or the Golden Rock Pagoda – is a wondrous Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon state. Boasting a good 7 meters in height, this awe-inspiring monolith rests precariously on the very tip of Kyaiktiyo Hill, and it is puzzling, to say the least, how Mother Nature (or perhaps some divine being) keeps this massive boulder from crashing down the slopes. But there is more to this place than just this granite giant. Pilgrims flock here from all over the country to pay homage and create a truly unique atmosphere that will persist in your memory.