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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Mon State, Kin Pun, Myanmar
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All reviews golden rock day trip mountain top early morning entrance fee holy place walk up rainy season visit this place worth the trip worth the effort long drive truck ride base camp gold leaf roller coaster open truck
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To get here, you can either walk for 5 hoursup the mountain or take the bus 2000 mmk. To enter you have to pay 10000 as a tourist which isn’t much so its worth it. You must be lucky to have a clear view but...More

1  Thank 86thomp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the golden rock on a car transfer from Bago to Mawlamyine. Once you get to Kapun base town everyone is shunted onto trucks for the 40min up to the summit. 2,000 kyat each direction. The truck is very bumpy and uncomfortable, arguably hazardous....More

Thank awl1993
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pilgrims and the tourist are the tourists attraction themselves up here ( poor me ) lol Travel up by open truck was scary . Life up in the mountains in the morning was fascinating, stalls selling souvenirs clothes food , monks in line waiting...More

1  Thank gumtree_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Leaving from Yangon its a four hour drive by car including rest stops along the way. I hired a taxi they quote us$8 per hour but I managed to get a good deal down to US$130 for the day and its a long day 3...More

1  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bring a bag to carry your shoes. The truck riding up to the top of the mountain like a ride of roller coaster. Fun and scared. We tool round trip of the cable car but I recommend to use one way up. Going down use...More

1  Thank JpnExr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent sunrise experience, in a very local atmosphere! Amazing pilgrimage site with beautiful views. Would totally recommend it, not that much for the Golden Rock itself, but for the whole experience (especially at sunrise or sunset)! TIP FROM LAKE INLE / NYAUNG SHWE: it is...More

Thank paulnyhc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing open air temple with the giant golden rock teetering on the cliff that defies gravity. It is believed that Buddha’s hair is under trhe rock and that is what caused it from plummeting down the mountainside. Religious pilgramage and many locals and buddhist...More

Thank 984leev
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Warning if you are travelling from Yangon. The bus company will tell you that all ticket buses are included. False. It doesn't include the last bus (you take 3 different buses) going up (takes 20min) which cost 2,000 KYAT one way. Almost got scammed on...More

Thank regl2017
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I have visited Kyaiktiyo Pagoda on September 18. Luckily, the day we went to is clear sky and no rain. We need to ride the truck at Kim Pun camp to the top of the mountain. It's quite a rough way but worth it for...More

Thank GemellixT
Reviewed 28 August 2018

There is on top of mountain,you have to catch the private bus on there it takes 45-60 mins with extreme driving you should go there after Jan since if you go there on rainy season you will face with cloudy and rainign

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Marshall H
30 July 2018|
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Response from Ko948 | Reviewed this property |
No, you cannot take your private car up the mountain to the pagoda on the rock. You have to either take the truck or the cable car to go up there. Even to take the cable car, you will still need to the cable car station at... More