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Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Myanmar (Burma)

Buddhist Temple

Also known as the Golden Rock Pagoda is located on top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo at 3615 feet (1102 meters) above sea level, in the Mon State. The Pagoda was built more than 2500 years ago.  Legend has it that the Pagoda was built on a Hair relic that was given to a hermit by Buddha Himself.   It can also be qualified as one of the wonders of the world by virtue of the fact that it sits uniquely at the apex of a huge, almost egg shaped granitic boulder.

Location of Kyaiktiyo Pagoda