The Golden Rock (Kyaik-htiyo or Kyaiktiyo) is a sacred, massive gold–leafed boulder delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff and is topped by a small stupa at the top of Mount Kyaik-hti-yo. It was built in the year 574 BC more than 2500 years ago and now well know as Miracle Golden Rock and which starting at pilgrim-village. An endless stream of pilgrims comes to admire the sight and add squares of gold leaf to its surface. The Golden Rock is a truly extraordinary natural feature. It is little wonder it is regarded with such sacred awe. According to legend, it is kept in place by a single hair of the Buddha. The views from the Golden Rock are spectacular and many visitors stay to watch the sunset.
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|Area (km2)||504,645 km2|