A 160-kilometre drive from Yangon, and an
invigorating 12-kilometre trek uphill along a meandering trail from the base camp at
Kin-pun … an overwhelming sight will meet your eye – a golden boulder, shaped like a
hermits head and capped with a 6-metre high gilded pagoda perched precariously on
the edge of a precipice, 1121 metres above sea level – the holy rock of Kyaiktiyo,
Myanmars most popular pilgrimage centre. Legend has it that the Buddhas sacred
hair is enshrined in this rock.