The famous legendary Pagoda on the Golden Rock is about 160km from Yangon. This pagoda is situated on a rocky mountain 3615 ft above sea level. Kyeikhto Hotel located on the hill side has the full view of the pagoda. The season of pilgrimages is from October to May. Our coach has to stop at Kinpun base camp. Form there the pilgrims have to take an open truck which is normally used for hilly track up to the hermit “ Yathae Hill”. On arrival at the “ Yathae Hill” they have to track about one hour up hill. It can also be reached by trekking from the base camp. Porters and palaquins are to carry luggage and pilgrims who are too old or work.
Some people think its not worthwhile to take a 6 hours drive ( one way ) and an overnight just to see a quilted bolder. But if you are a nature lover and if you are totally aware could you expect at Golden Rock you will enjoy your trip very much. Due to no competition, the hotel rate is very high but facilities are very basic and simple.