Trekking to Mon State

Golden Rock ( Kyaik Hti Yo Pagoda ) Tour

Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda – Bago  - Yangon

 

Day 01: Yangon Arrival Day ( L/D )

Arrive to Yangon International Airport, warmly welcome by your guide and, tour start downtown for Sule pagoda land mark of Yangon city, centre, taking photo to City Hall, High Court and Emanuel Baptist Church, high towering of Saint Mary Cathedral and the Roman Catholic is the center of the city. This church was built in 1910. It is the glorious monument and architectural beauty to the indomitable and genius of architect  REVEREND FATHER HENDRICK JANZEN. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, dating from 1769 and one of the largest and most venerated Buddhist shrines in the world. Rising 326 feet, it is covered with solid gold plates and its peak is covered with precious stones – diamonds, rubies, sapphires and more. The original pagoda, built in 585BC, is said to contain eight hairs given to Burmese traders by the Buddha. Enjoy views of the setting sun before dinner. Myanmar Buffet Dinner and cultural show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant in Kandaw Gyi Natural Lake. Overnight in Yangon.

 

Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda is located in the small town called Kyaikhto, in the Mon State. This destination is 160km away from Yangon. The pagoda is 1100km above sea-level. 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 pagodas. The pagoda is also known as "the golden rock". The meaning of Kyaik Hti Yo : According to Mon tradition, the name is a corruption of Kyaiki-thi-yo being derived as follows. In Mon language the word "Kyaik" means " pagoda" and " yo" " to carry on the hermits head", in Pali the word" ithi" means a hermit and therefore the name means " the pagoda carried on the hermit's head.
The pagoda, about 18 feet high, and 50 feet in girth. is situated on the hill of the same name on the ridge between Sittaung and Thanlwin. It is built on a huge, almost egg- shaped, rounded granitoid boulder perched on the very summit of a projecting and shelving tabular rock, which in itself is separated several feet from the mountain by a rent or chasm, now spanned by a small foot bridge of iron and on the further side drops perpendicularly into a valley blow.

It is said that the boulder has been over 2500 years. The tradition is that after the hermit had obtained the hair from the Buddha, he was carrying it on his head inside his hair knot till he found a boulder which resembled his head, and so he built the pagoda on its enshrining the relic, substituting the boulder for his over head.

On the extreme verge of this sloping rock table, and actually over hanging it by nearly half, is perched this wonderful boulder (now completely gilded with gold), thirty feet high and surrounded by the pagoda. By gently rocking the boulder a thread can be passed underneath; seemingly appears as if the additional weight of a few pounds, or a strong wind, would send it sliding down from the place it has occupied for unknown centuries watching over three thousand feet into the sloping valley beneath and we know what freakish law keeps it in its position. Anyway pious Buddhists attribute it to the power of the relic enshrined in the pagoda. This relic is a hair of Gotama Buddha given to a hermit residing on the mountain by the Buddha himself as he was returning from the second heaven of the Nats whither he had gone to preach the law to his mother.

One of the wonder of the world , Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda ( Golden Rock ) , known as the Golden Rock (built in 574 B.C ). It lies 229 km far from Yangon and built on a huge boulder which stands on the extreme edge of the cliff, 3625 ft ( 1095.45 m ) above sea level. Some marvelous facts about the Golden rock are as follows :
•    Volume of the Rock : 244.58 M3
•    Density of the Rock : 2.5 Ton/M3
•    Weight of the Rock : 611.5 Tons
•    Height of the Rock : 8.15 m (26ft , 9 in)
•    Kind of the Rock : Granite
•    Contact area : 0.714 sq-m ( 7.69 sq-ft )
•    Volume of the Stupa : 9.26 M3
•    Density of the Stupa: 2.1 Ton/M3
•    Weight of the Stupa: 19.45 Tons
•    Height of the Stupa : 33ft , 2 in

 

Day 02: Yangon – Kyaik Hti Yo ( Golden Rock pagoda ) by private coach ( B/L/D)

Early morning ( 05:00 )am, driving to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda ( 4 hrs driving ). Arrive at base camp and them climbing with special coach to Golden Rock Temple compound looking the sightseeing. It is the famous legendary Pagoda on the Golden Rock and is also an attractive one for those who love hiking. Crossing through the tropical jungle by a rocky path, listening to the birds’ singing, it is a fantastic journey to the TOP. Overnight in  Kyaikhtiyo.

 

 

Day 03: Kyeik Htio – Bgao – Yangon by private coach ( B/L/D )

After your breakfast, take photo around the hotel area, the hills around and pagoda compound. Back to Yangon and along the way, sightseeing will go to Bago an ancient royal city o f 15th centaury. Visit to Shwe Maw Daw pagoda, Kalayar Ni Si ma (the ordination hall), and Le Myat Hnar pagoda (the four gigantic sitting Buddha). Back to After that back to Yangon, and overnight in Hotel.

 

Day 04: Yangon – Departure  ( B/L/- )

Breakfast at hotel. ( 09:00 )am, pick up by guide, visit to Botahtaung Pagoda. After that we will have some time to explore Scott Market, known for its local colour and Burmese handicrafts. Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, drive to airport for your departure.

 

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Tour Cost per person by USD

Number of Persons 2 pax 4 pax 8 pax 10-15 pax 16-25 pax 26-32 pax Single + Triple Occupancy
3* Hotel 695 520 480 450 420 395 128 385

 

 

About the cost are included :
•    Airport meet & greet and  Transfer ( R/T )
•    Airport transfer
•    English speaking through out guide service
•    3 nights hotel accommodation twin bed room with daily buffet breakfast
•    Lunch & Dinner as specific itinerary
•    Entrance fees for specific itinerary
•    Tour sightseeing for specific program
•    All transfer and transportation with private air – conditioned vehicle ( 15 seater / 24 seater )
•    Special coach fee for Kyaikhtiyo Hill
•    Daily mineral water one bottle for one day and one person and snow tower
•    Porter charges for 2 lagges ( Hotel check in / out and air port in / out )

About the cost are excluded :
•    Beverages & Laundry service
•    Mini Bar, Tel call, Email & internet uses
•    International flight fare and airport tax
•    Visa & Nature of other personal uses
•    Tipping