Kyaikhtiyo is situated in Mon State and 4 hours drive from Yangon. The Golden Rock is world famous as well because this huge rock is located on the edge of the rock against the earth gravity. This golden rock is resembled the hermit's head by the history. The history said that the hermit carried the hair from Buddha and built the stupa top of this rock and enshrined this Buddha’s hair in it before he died. Before he built the stupa, he sweared to get the rock of the similar shape of his head for building the stupa on this rock. So the gods were taking the rocks from the oceans and he chose the similar one of his head and built the stupa on it. Anyway, this golden rock situated mysteriously on the edge of the rock. From Yangon can go to this Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo) by car and on the way you can visit Bago. After reaching the base camp (Kimpun Sakhan), you take the open truck to reach at the top of the golden rock platform or you take the open truck to the half way (Hermit Hill) and the rest half way you can treck to golden rock summit either.
YangonNo.131, Yeik Thar (3)St, Waizayantar garden, Thingunkyun Township, Yangon.
MandalayNo.11/D, Theikpan St. & Yadanapon St., Mahar Aung Myae Township, Mandalay.