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“golden rock”(342 reviews)
“day trip”(45 reviews)
“mountain top”(26 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Mon State, Kin Pun, Myanmar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hair raising ride up to the top of the hill in the bone shaking trucks is all part of this experience. The Golden Rock itself is an incredible natural phenomenon and a must see. Truly stunning.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank monn53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to see it to believe it, this huge balancing rock covered in gold - and the thousands of people visiting it (with most spending the night on blankets around the rock). You must go there in the afternoon and stay until after sunset...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Horst S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is very nice place and great view , unfortunately when we was there we was so frustrated about Pagoda security staff. They talk to us seem to talk to an dogs. Need strictly to follow the rules and the way how they talk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 322travel123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit crowded in November to January. I would like to recommend the yellow steamed sticky rice with traditional fries.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yuslaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a private taxi from Yangon for the whole day. Expect to pay between 100 to 135 USD. It is a long journey from there, about 4h drive to go and then to come back. Make sure you hire a decent driver with a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matteo C
Reviewed 3 December 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 86thomp
Reviewed 20 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank awl1993
Reviewed 13 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank gumtree_12
Reviewed 10 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 9 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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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