Thursday, June 5, 2008

Myanmar's Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

asian travel,Kyaiktiyo PagodaTravellers and Buddhist devotees will find peace and solace in this asian destination found in Myanmar. Tranquility plus wonder, that's what you will see and experience in Kyaiktiyo Pagoda. A haven for Buddhist worshippers and devotees, this 18 ft. pagoda is situated at the top of the golden boulder. This golden boulder is at the verge of the hill. As you can see it, it is somewhat like rolling down the hill and that adds up to its appeal to tourists.

asian travel,Kyaiktiyo PagodaLocated at Mon State, it ages 2500 years and legends says that Buddha's hair prevents the boulder from falling. The boulder is covered with golden leaves by which is believed to bring prosperous future for those who will place it. Men are only allowed to go near the boulder as they cross the short causeway to get access to the temple. Ovelooking the boulder you'll find candles lit as well as worshippers saying their prayers.

asian travel,Kyaiktiyo PagodaIn able to reach the pilgrimage site, you need to trek 10 miles so tourists tend to ride a car, jeep or truck to get there. You can test it's ability of not falling down by passing a thread underneath the boulder. People believe that the rock don't touch the base, it's floating miraculously. You won't believe it but you must not miss that chance to see this great religious wonder.


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