Travel Blogs from Kyaikto, Myanmar

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Burmese Days, Yangon, Golden Rock and Inle, Burma, Myanmar travel blog

Burmese Days

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... , which quickly became my favorite of our travels so far, a mixture of ethnicity's from SE Asia and the subcontinent, Myanmar people continued to fascinate us for our whole trip. They are incredibly religious, mostly Buddhist, but with sizable Muslim and ...

Pilgrimage to the rock, Kyaikhtiyo, Myanmar travel blog

Pilgrimage to the rock

A travel blog entry by will

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The weather in Rangoon was surprisingly cool as I departed the White House for the Aung Mingalar bus station, close to an hour away. However what was even more surprising than the temperature was the thick fog that had blanketed the city. In more than ...

Golden Rock pagoda, Kyaikto, Myanmar travel blog

Golden Rock pagoda

A travel blog entry by kenyanmaasai

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... forgotten. Ah well. Getting into town at around midday, we quickly check into our guesthouse. Did I mention there were no hostels in Myanmar? After some good noodle soup, we go to the truck station and take a local truck to the base of Mt Kyaiktiyo. It ...

Kyaikhtio, Kinpun, Myanmar travel blog

Kyaikhtio

A travel blog entry by moskovskaja

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Tagwache ist heute bereits vor 5 Uhr frueh! Wir besuchen den beruehmten Golden Rock, eine Pagode, welche auf einem goldenen Felsen steht. Der Weg zu diesem Pilgerort ist beschwerlich, nach 5 Stunden Busfahrt muss man auf einen Pick-up wechseln. Wie ...

A hell of a day at Golden Rock, Kyaikhto, Myanmar travel blog

A hell of a day at Golden Rock

A travel blog entry by vicky_jade

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We had to pick between Mount Popa and Golden Rock due to time restrictions on our quick trip round Myanmar.  We decided on Golden Rock but would it be the right decision??   We got to the base of Mount Kyaikhto, a town called Kinpun, after a ...

Hiking up the golden rock, Kyaikto, Myanmar travel blog

Hiking up the golden rock

A travel blog entry by kabouterjulchen

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... then after 2 minutes everybody wanted to take a picture. It's funny that even though there are already so many tourists in Myanmar, people still stare at you, want to hold hands and have a picture with you. People are sooo happy when they see ...

Bago et le rocher d'or, Kyaikto, Myanmar travel blog

Bago et le rocher d'or

A travel blog entry by marco-2010

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14h de bus encore une fois et nous voilà arrivés à Bago dans le but de voir le fameux rocher d'or ! Après s’être remis du voyage nous avons loué notre premier scooteur en Birmanie pour faire le tour de la ville et quelques bouddha géants. ...

Mountain View Resort - lunch, Kyaikhtiyo, Myanmar travel blog

Mountain View Resort - lunch

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Just over 30 minutes is all that these caves needed. A long way. Back aboard our yellow bus and Golden Rock here we come. First an hour's lunch stop back at the Mountain View Resort again. For me this time it was fried vegetables and chicken plus an ...

What a shame., Kinpun, Myanmar travel blog

What a shame.

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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Caught bus to Kinpun from where you can either trek uphill to see the Golden Rock on Kyaikhtiyo 'Mountain' or alternatively be lazy and get a truck/taxi up (nearly everybody does this both ways even the Burmese visitors/pilgrims).  Checked into the ...

Golden Rock!, Kyaikto, Myanmar travel blog

Golden Rock!

A travel blog entry by kikidelocksley

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... segons l'Anne). Òbviament vam anar-hi els 3 junts. El team, que seguiria unit fins a Mandalay, ja era oficial.   Bus cap a kyaikto (5h) per arribar a un poblet molt petit on es comença el trekking cap a la golden nugget. La lonley diu que son 4-5h. ...

House of Fog and Rain, Kyaikto, Myanmar travel blog

House of Fog and Rain

A travel blog entry by chienwentong

... , regrettably representative conditions of the current "rainy season".  Much like the last week we spent in Myanmar...... Inle Lake..... we arrived there after a journey that defied any mental preparation our imaginations had provided ...

Golden rock, Kyaikto, Myanmar travel blog

Golden rock

A travel blog entry by lucasandaimz

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We arrived at this little place called Kyaikhto where there were only 2 hotels and a handful more restaurants. After much deliberation over where to stay with our new friends, 2 Dutch girls and a Canadian guy, we decided to stick in our threes rather ...

Sunrise at Golden Rock, Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar travel blog

Sunrise at Golden Rock

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Throughout the night I could hear people movement outside and when I got up before 6 am for the sun rise there was already a steady stream of local people walking back down in pitch darkness carrying their bedding. The hermits or old men in their dark ...

Goldene Felsen, goldene Zeiten, Kyaikto, Myanmar travel blog

Goldene Felsen, goldene Zeiten

A travel blog entry by gone2asia

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Kyaikhtyo Mit dem Bus, dann auf Holzbalken auf einer LKW Ladefläche und die letzten Dreihundert Höhenmeter per pedes ging es hinauf nach Kyaikhtyo. Ein großer runder Felsen, der über dem Abgrund "schwebt". Natürlich ist er auf sagenumwobene Art und ...

HIGHLIGHTS Thurs 26 Dec: Mawlamyine to Golden Rock, Golden Rock, Myanmar travel blog

HIGHLIGHTS Thurs 26 Dec: Mawlamyine to Golden Rock

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... stop was back at the Mountain View Resort. Then at the jumping off point to Golden Rock at Kinpun, just out from the town of Kyaikto, we were lucky being a group had a truck of just 16 + 1 all to ourselves. The locals were not so fortunate. The last bit ...

Golden sunset from Golden Rock, Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar travel blog

Golden sunset from Golden Rock

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Finally just before 3 pm we made it to our jumping off point to Golden Rock at Kinpun, 6 miles away from the town of Kyaikto. Again health and safety would be having another fit seeing how many people could be crammed into the back of the trucks. Being a ...

Mystical Inle Lake, Almost the end of the journey for us, Myanmar travel blog

Mystical Inle Lake

A travel blog entry by mike-christelle

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Le rocher d'or, enfin de bambou, Kyaikto, Myanmar travel blog

Le rocher d'or, enfin de bambou

A travel blog entry by cyril.galland

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Bonjour a tous, je suis bien arrive en Birmanie ou j'ai directement pris un bus pour le petit village de Kinpun. J'etais le seul occidental durant tout le trajet ce qui fut assez drole. Arrive sur place, on me montre le bus que je dois prendre pour me ...

the power of Buddha's hair, Kyaytkyo, the Golden Balancing Rock, super Holy site !, Myanmar travel blog

the power of Buddha's hair

A travel blog entry by mike-christelle

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Golden Rock Pagoda, Kyaikto, Myanmar travel blog

Golden Rock Pagoda

A travel blog entry by annacarl

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The long road - Bagan to Golden Rock, Kyaikhto, Myanmar travel blog

The long road - Bagan to Golden Rock

A travel blog entry by vicky_jade

We left Bagan on the night bus, and didn’t stop until 1 in the morning. We were on the new road again though so the going was smooth!  The drivers had locked the bus when we stopped and gone to get some food, leaving everyone sitting on the ...

minguhlabar, Kyaikto, Myanmar travel blog

minguhlabar

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... helps a lot of locals and helps keep money out of the regimes hands. We did this with dinner and that is when we discovered that Myanmar food doesn't agree with Reuther of us. Either of us. every food item is,either fried in oil, sitting in oil, fill of ...

Goldener Felsen / Golden Rock, Kinpun, Myanmar travel blog

Goldener Felsen / Golden Rock

A travel blog entry by petra_karlaut

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... Rueckfahrt nach Kinpun so ein, dass wir um 12.45 Uhr den Bus nach Yangon erwischen. Golden Rock - another holy sight in Myanmar Getting up to the rock early in the morning to avoid the heat we pass the most interesting souvenir stands of our trip ...

Golden Rock, Kinpun, Myanmar travel blog

Golden Rock

A travel blog entry by keelaurow

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... to hop on one of the first pickup trucks, leaving around 6 am. We were ready. Laura had even bought a longi, the traditional Myanmar garb resembling a sturdier sarong and worn by both men and women here. Up on the mountain, women were not allowed to wear ...

Roller Coaster ride to Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo), Kyaikto, Myanmar travel blog

Roller Coaster ride to Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo)

A travel blog entry by foegoer

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... people! The next morning getting up earling as I am leaving Yangon with M. on the 06.00 o'clock bus, on our way to Kyaikto, or more specifically the mountain nearby. To visit Golden Rock, a huge gold-leafed boulder eleviating on the very edge of a ...

Defying all laws of physics, Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar travel blog

Defying all laws of physics

A travel blog entry by mattandnicole

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... , and it was harmless but annoying. The road at first was ok, but deteriorated as we got closer to our destination, this was Myanmar highway Number 1. It was full of pot holes and not sealed in parts. The bus stopped of course along the way for ...

Kyaiktiyo, Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar travel blog

Kyaiktiyo

A travel blog entry by mies

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Golden Rock, Kinpun, Myanmar travel blog

Golden Rock

A travel blog entry by beachbum78

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... . Am Abend gings dann mit dem Nachtbus ne Monsteretappe in den Norden, uff wiedermal "pain in the ass" hab mir eigentlich bereits in Vietnam geschwohren langen Busreisen zu vermeiden, ist aber in Myanmar anders schlicht und einfach ...

Home of the Golden Rock, Kyaikto, Myanmar travel blog

Home of the Golden Rock

A travel blog entry by twoelders

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... we only really understand a small amount of what's going on. Still, what we do get is always interesting. Definitely Kyaikto was a nice way to round out our trip to Myanmar, and cheer us up again after a few hard going days. Back to Yangon for a bit of ...

Ghosttown/ Geisterstadt, Kyaikiyo, Myanmar travel blog

Ghosttown/ Geisterstadt

A travel blog entry by infiniteroad

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2.3.2014        Kyaikiyo, Myanmar        Km: 52832      Ghosttown/ Geisterstadt Shortly after the departure of Inle Lake, I have a flat tire again. I'm getting ...

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