Uniquely the pagoda stood thousand years on the edge of the golden stone

Located firmly on the edge of a golden rock for thousands of years, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar is a popular tourist attraction, attracting many visitors.

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Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (also known as Golden Stone Temple) is located in Mon State, about 200 km northeast of Yangon, one of the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar. In addition, the temple is also known for its special architecture. Photo: Mocca Travels.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar.
According to Mon language, the word "Kyaik" means pagoda, "yo" is sitting the head of the hermit. In Pali, "hti" means a hermit. Therefore, Kyaiktiyo implied the temple on the hermit's head. Kyaiktiyo Temple built in 574 BC, is considered one of the wonders of Southeast Asia. Photos: Chanbrotherstravel, Whatsupasia.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar.
According to legend, the Buddha in one time going down to the lower world gave a hair to the hermit named TaikTha. Taikha kept Buddha's hair carefully. Before he passed away, he handed the hair back to the adopted son who is king with the desire: "Keep this relic in a stone shaped like the head of a hermit". Photo: OutdoorTrip.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar.
King Tissa with the help of the gods came to the rock located on the top of Kyaiktiyo Mount and built a temple on it to worship Buddha relics. It is believed that thanks to the hair of Buddha, this stone rested on a craggy position for thousands of years. To reach the temple, visitors have to climb on foot with barefoot along the mountain road. In addition, you can rent a 4-person palanquin for 15 USD / person. Photo: Alexia__travel, Kanokkornwon.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar.
The fee to visit the temple is about 7 USD. Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is 7.3 m high, located on the edge of a giant egg-shaped rock, 1,100 m above sea level. From a distance, the temple looks like a tottery, splendid crown on the top of Kyaiktiyo mountain that just someone touches it can fall down the mountain immediately. Photo: Clumsycynthia.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar.
Over time, the number of pilgrims coming here is increasing. It is the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Myanmar, behind Shwedagon and Mahamuni temples. According to Buddhist beliefs, only men are approached, exposed to the rock. Women are not allowed to approach, only standing on the outside balcony and the lower yard of the rock. Photo: Saikwonkham, I3ouquet.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar.
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Myanmar.
Kyaiktiyo temple has many Buddha statues and golden bells. In it, some statues are inlaid with thousands of precious stones and hundreds of diamonds. On the annual full moon day, the candle-lighting festival is often held here. 9,000 candles will be lit at night in the temple's lower yard. Photo: Harukovsky_jp.

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