Home of the Golden Rock
Trip Start Nov 01, 2007
81Trip End Jun 28, 2008
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We went to bed early the first night as we needed to be up and raring to go for our trip up the hill the next morning. Our truck was loaded (and overloaded) with people and we headed out for a 45 minute ride part way up to the Golden Rock. The rest of the way (sadly for me) was a really rather steep walk up....and up....and up! We did however, make it in the end.
The Golden Rock itself was quite the thing. It really does balance rather precariously on the edge. Women aren't allowed to approach the rock itself, but Malcolm got to do another bit of gold-leafing.
I feel a little like we miss out on some of the experience though when we visit all these really rather amazing Buddhist sights. Because we can't speak the language, and we aren't that familiar with the Buddhist rituals, 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 shopping before we head back to Thailand.