Mount Kyaiktiyo

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  • Mt Kyaiktiyo - © Copyright Flickr user jasoneppink
  • Mt Kyaiktiyo - © Copyright Flickr user -AX-
  • Mt Kyaiktiyo - © Copyright Flickr user jasoneppink
  • Mt Kyaiktiyo - © Copyright Flickr user -AX-
  • Mt Kyaiktiyo - © Copyright Flickr user -AX-
  • Mt Kyaiktiyo - © Copyright Flickr user jasoneppink
  • Mt Kyaiktiyo - © Copyright Flickr user -AX-
  • Mt Kyaiktiyo - © Copyright Flickr user -AX-

Key information: Mount Kyaiktiyo

    • Pilgrimage path to a huge golden boulder balanced above a mountain-top cliff east of Yangon. 
    • One of Myanmar's most sacred places; pilgrims have been climbing the mountain for centuries along an ancient and atmospheric trail.
    • One hour from the roadhead, but steep and hot. You can climb from the bottom, but it is 11 or so steep and broiling kilometres (up to 6 hrs), so most people climb into a 4 wheel drive.
    • Try to get there for dawn or dusk.
    • The throngs of pilgrims both create and destroy atmosphere - expect crowds and stalls much of the way.  
    • THIS PAGE IS AT AN EARLY STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT. PLEASE HELP US BY MAKING SUGGESTIONS AND SENDING PHOTOS. THANK YOU!


Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating72
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest14
  • Human interest18
  • Charisma18
  • Negative points10
  • Total rating72
  • Note: Negs: crowding and vending

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 1hr to 6hrs
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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