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We make a last stop for the golden rock, one of the highlights of the countries. Every year many pilgrims make the trek up the mountain to see the rock. It is as you can see bound to fall one day. Locals apply gold to the rock (males only, females aren't allow, like in many temples in Myanmar). We stay in the small town in Kinpun and take a pick up, up ...
... ruling Mon tribe across Myanmar. Today the city is overshadowed by Yangon, and is little more than a provincial market town on the highway north to Bagan and Mandalay.
Though no longer in its heyday, It does retain beautiful Buddhist monuments whose scale and splendour evoke the glory days of past.
The Shwemawdaw pagoda is similar to the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon and dates back 1,000 years. ...
... from the best (Katie-Lee). Sam was feeling the pressure of travelling & organising a present etc. But he exceeded all expectations. I had a fabulous official birthday on Friday the 11th of April. I woke up to coffee & pancakes in bed. We took our time getting ready & had a cruise day. Sam dropped me at a salon to get a manicure & pedicure, which was such a ...
... thing about the city is that it acts like a ghost town. Hardly any cars on the streets, little houses and almost no people are visible. Between hotels, supermarket and other buildings is a huge distance and fields. I feel something lost in the communist- planned monumental city.
In Kyaikiyo we meet Gunther Holtorf, who travel for over 26 years with his Mercedes "Otto" on a world tour. He has traveled ...
... ourselves in a small mountain village, the air was cool and refreshing, and friendly Burmese offered to carry our weekend bags in their baskets that they carried on their shoulders. Min Soe found it to be cold and put on a thick hoodie over his longyi but we Canadians were comfortable in our t-shirts and shorts.
Golden Rock Pagoda is a complex of a few small temples but the highlight is a large boulder that balances precariously on the edge of a ...