Experience the religious marvels of Myanmar by visiting the magnificent Golden Rock which perfectly balances on the edge of a hill, thronged by local devotees from different parts of the country throughout the year. Get a chance to interact with the friendly pilgrims and discover the small villages along the way.Witness the grandeur of the Mon Kingdom in the capital city of “Bago” or Pegu, once a crucial port city in its prime. Bago is home to countless historical pagodas and cultural landmarks, each with its own significance.Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of the Htauk Kyant War Cemetery, where the brave soldiers of the British Commonwealth who sacrificed their lives during World War II have been laid to rest.
- Climb to the mythic Golden Rock in Kyaikhtiyo
- Take an off-the-beaten-path tour beyond the typical tourist routes
- Experience a unique adventure to reach the legendary Golden Rock in Kyaikhtiyo
Day 01: Yangon – Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo)
After breakfast, set out on a scenic 5-hour journey to the Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo). Along the way, pass through picturesque rubber and teak plantations that offer breathtaking views of the countryside. Upon arriving at the foothills of the mountain, hop on a local truck to ascend to the top. At the summit, be awed by the sight of the Golden Rock, a massive boulder covered in gold leaf that appears to defy gravity as it teeters on the edge of a cliff. According to local folklore, it contains a precious relic of Lord Buddha. As the day winds down, take in the stunning sunset over the misty mountains from the pagoda platform, surrounded by hundreds of devotees who come to offer flowers, oil lamps, bells, and water to the sacred site. Finally, make your way to your hotel in Kyaiktiyo for an overnight stay.Overnight
Day 02: Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo) – Yangon (B)
Start the day early by witnessing the stunning sunrise from the viewpoint at Kyaiktiyo before enjoying breakfast at the hotel. Then, drive back to Yangon, stopping along the way to visit the Kyaik Pon Pagoda, featuring a 28-meter-high Buddha statue.
If time allows, pay a visit to the Htauk Kyant War Memorial Cemetery, honoring the 27,000 allied soldiers who lost their lives in the region during World War II. In the evening, return to Yangon.Breakfast included