Chayttiyo Pagoda Golden Stone – one of the amazing Buddhist shrines in Myanmar, Mon State, which attracts pilgrims from all over the world. Pagoda’s height is slightly more than five meters. Located on the rock of granite, the whole structure seems to be about to fall over the edge of a cliff. According to legend, the Buddha’s hair does not let it fall down. They say, one look at the golden stone is enough for people to be converted to Buddhism.
Pilgrims believe that the shrine is not only a delightful sight, but also creates a special energy. The faithful and tourists covered stone with gold leaf, believing that it will bring good luck.
To get to the pagoda, it is necessary to overcome the 16 kilometers up the mountain.
Around the mountain on which the pagoda stands, there are religious buildings, the faithful can sit here at night.
A day-trip by taxi from Bago took us to Kyaiktiyo, or the Golden Rock, one of the most sacred sites in Burma. Basically it is this huge mountain-top boulder perched precariously overlooking a precipice. Apparently it can be moved.
To visit the pagoda, there are some restrictions: foreigners can not sleep next to it, women are not allowed to touch the stone and to be nearby.
Chayttiyo Pagoda Golden Stone