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Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Myanmar (Burma)

Buddhist Temples

About Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

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.



Attractions near Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Hinthagon Pagoda64.95km from Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

The Hinthagon Pagoda is a shrine in Bago, Myanmar. It is a popular tourist destination as it was named after the mythological Hintha bird, a symbol of the Mon people. The monastery is situated on top of a hill that, according to Myanmar legend, was the only point rising from the sea where the Hintha bird could land. Paintings and carvings of the Hamsa are visible throughout the temple.

Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda65.82km from Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

The Shwemawdaw Pagoda is the most important monument in Bago and probably its oldest. At present, it is certainly the tallest, rising to a height of 114 meters. Repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries in the familiar cycle of earthquakes and official patronage, the site remains a popular pilgrimage destination owing to the belief that within its core are two genuine hair relics of the Buddha conveyed here in ancient times from India.

Kan Baw Za Thadi Palace66.39km from Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Golden Palace is a small building with two majestic halls, a chamber hosting king’s throne, and some display of relevant information. It is in fact the only decent place worth visiting if Pagodas and Buddha statues, temples are not your thing. There are so many things to see in and around this place. he halls are majestic, with huge pillars, intrinsic artwork on the roof, on the pillars on the side everywhere. Some historical information about the Burmese kings who ruled the palace and artifacts

Shwe Tha Lyaung Reclining Image69.33km from Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

The Shwethalyaung Buddha is huge, at 180 feet long and 52 feet high. However, after a 1757 pillaging of the area, the world lost track fo the Buddha, only to have a British railway engineer accidentally rediscover it, completely overgrown with jungle, in 1880.  The Buddha was given a giant mosaic pillow in 1930 and is currently kept under a rather unattractive enormous shed.  It was one of the main attractions in this area.

Mahazedi Pagoda70.14km from Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

The Mahazedi Paya ranks among the most sacred sites in Bago, second only to the Shwemawdaw Pagoda. First established in 1559 or 1560, it reputedly houses a tooth relic from Sri Lanka, the gift of King Dharmapala of the Kotte kingdom. Throughout its history, the pagoda has been destroyed by several earthquakes on the Sagaing Fault, on 13 September 1564, 1583, and 8 October 1888, and completely leveled in 1930. Mahazedi Pagoda was rebuilt in the 1950s.

Kyaik Pun Pagoda70.65km from Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

The Kyaik Pun Pagoda actually means Four Statues Pagoda in Burmese. It was built by King Migadippa in the late 7th century and restored in 1476 by King Khammazedi. It consists of 4 enormous Buddhas in the seated position and back-to-back with each other, wearing golden robes and all have different expressions on the faces. They are in the Bhumisparsha mudra, calling the Earth to witness. It is one of the famous attraction in this area and daily a lot of devotees comes here and experiences this b

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Mon State is blessed with several places of tourist interest. There are several pagodas, out of which the Win Sein Taw Ya Pagoda is a remarkable place where we can see the world's largest reclining Buddha statue.