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Myanmar's top travel destinations - review of the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Kin Pun, Myanmar
There is a gold mock-up on a gold cliff on the outskirts of a hill. He has pilgrims pouring in from all over Myanmar to keep a Buddhaha. From the top of the hill, the landscape is magnificent. You can also see and enjoy other places of interest - eremites and friars going to the sanctuary among the horde, porters, men looking for lorries like in a warmongering area.
But the long barefooted march / ascent from the gate of the Tempeltor was simply too icy for me. All over the place, camping, picnicking, who knows what else. Sellers and others offered their goods or service everywhere, so it was more like a square than a sanctuary.
The 5-hour ride to Yangon (1-way) just doesn't seem rewarding, although I did enjoy Bago, which is half way to Kyaikto, so if you choose to go, it might be better to spend the night in the basecamp than on the mountain top (try Golden Sunrise). This may not be so thrilling (or is it more because you see the street disappearing from every bend?), but you are protected from the warm rays and don't have to sit in the rear with everyone else.
She had to sit in the back for seven hours, our leader said.
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