Tour code : BFF015
We take 6 hours’ drive to Kyaikhtiyo well known as Golden Rock – a gilded boulder perched precariously on the edge of a hill over 3,615 feet about sea level. There are many legends about the pagoda and Nat (Spirit Gods) shrines along the pathway from the base to the peak and also a popular belief that a person gains in wealth every time he climbs the hill. Though a test of one’s endurance, reaching the summit is very exhilarating.
Upon arriving at Kyaikhtiyo, our vehicle can go no further than Kinpun base camp so we will take a truck up the steep track from there toward the “Yathae Hill”. From this point, it is about a 1 hr hike to the summit where the Golden Rock awaits. Those who are unable, or prefer not to walk, can make use of porters and palanquins to get to the top. Overnight stay in Kyaikhtiyo.
Enjoy the beautiful Sunrise on the hill top and breakfast at the hotel. After that, we drive to Bago, ancient capital of Mon and its famous pagodas. A visit to the Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, at 114m tall, is even higher than Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. It is Bago’s most outstanding religious monument. Continue to View the 55m long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha. In the late afternoon we return back to Yangon. En route stop, visit the cemetery of allies and war graves around Htuk Kyan. Arrive to Yangon and transfer to your hotel.