Interesting Places >> Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda
This mystical pagoda stands on a gold gilded boulder, precariously perched on the edge of the hil1 over 1100 km above sea-level. Kyaikhto, the town at foot of the hill, is about 160 km from Yangon. It is a 11 kilometer uphill climb for the hikers from Kinpun base camp. There is also a steep winding road for 4-wheel drive cars from the base to the nearest point of the pagoda. There are many legends about the Pagoda and the 'nats' or 'spirits'. Kyaikhto Hotel and Golden Rock Hotel have modern facilities for tourists.
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