Situated in the small village of Kyaikhto in the state of Mon. It is 1100 km above sealevel. It is also known as " the gold cliff ". Kyaik Hti Yo's meaning: In Mon traditions, the name is a corrupt Kyaiki-thi-yo that derives from the following.
Kyaik " means "pagoda" and "yo" to bear the hermit's head" in the Mon languages, in Pali the name " ithi" means a hermit and therefore " the name " the passover worn on the hermit's skull. It is about 18 ft high and 50 ft circumference and is located on the homonymous mound on the crest between Sittaung and Thanlwin.
Constructed on a gigantic, almost egg-shaped, round granite cliff, located on the top of a protruding and depositing table stone, which is already a few meters from the top divided by a crack or gorge, now spans by a small steel footbridge and falls vertically into a drop in the depth.
Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock), known as the Golden Rock (built 574 BC), is one of the wonders of the game. Situated 229 km from Yangon, on a massive rock at the outermost point of the rock, 1095.45 metres above seagr.
A few wonderful facts about the Gold Rocks are as follows: They say the boulders are over 2,500 years old. Traditionally, after receiving the Buddha's hairdos, the recluse wore them on his scalp in his topknot until he found a stone similar to his scalp, and so he constructed the tomb on its anchorage of the reliquary and replaced the stone with his overhead.
At the outer edge of this oblique cliff top, overhanging by almost half, this beautiful block of stone (now entirely gold-plated) sits enthroned, thirty-foot tall and encircled by the crag. Through a gentle swing of the block of rocks, a string can be guided under it; it seems as if the extra load of a few quid, or a heavy breeze, would make him slide down from the place he has been occupying for hundreds of years, and we know what strange laws keep him in his post.
The devout Buddhists in any case attributed it to the might of the reliquary anchored in the raft. The reliquary is a scalp of Gotama Buddha, which the Buddha himself gave to a recluse who lived on the hill when he returned from the second heaven of the Nats, where he had gone to teach the Buddha the law unto his mum.