is the largest domestic tourism centre located about 160 km from Yangon.
Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda stands on a gold gilded boulder precariously perched on
the edge of the hill over 1100 km above sea-level. There are many legends
about the pagoda and Nat (Spirit gods) shrines along the 11 km uphil hike
from the base camp to the pagoda. There is also a popular belief that a
person gains in wealth every time he climbs the Hill. It is a test of
one's endurance and very exhilarating once a person reached the summit.
Kyaikhto Hotel located on the hill side is in full view of the pagoda. The
pilgrimage season is from October to May.
Coaches reach only Kinpun Base Camp at the foot of the
Hills from which visitors trek uphill for about 11 km. Porters and
palanquins are available to carry luggage and pilgrims who are too old or