The Golden Rock is one of the most holy Buddhist sites in Myanmar and truly an amazing sight. However, I found the journey to the top of Mt Kyaiktiyo to be taxing on both the wallet and body. That is not to say I do not recommend visiting the rock, but I do so with Read Post
Buddhists rub gold leaf squares on statues of Buddha or on holy sites, like Kyaiktiyo Pagoda. In Mandalay, Myanmar they make the squares, here is the process: “Only 24 carat gold is used. First, about 200 gm is pulled into thin wires, and then pulled through a press to form a ribbon 90 cm long Read Post
Sepaktakraw differs from the similar sport of volleyball in its use of a rattan ball and only allowing players to use their feet, knee, chest and head to touch the ball. Myanmar men love to play and every city we visited we would see games being played. It’s a memorizing sport and we loved watching Read Post
The Golden Rock, like many Buddhist temples and holy places, forbids women from touching or get too close. Since this is one of Myanmar’s most revered holy places, this is a close up view of the rock and of the view from next to it. It is a small pagoda in which devotees honor by Read Post
While visiting The Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo Pagoda) in Myanmar, Mike saw some men juggling (or playing chinlone) a rattan (a wicker ball) and after some encouragement decided to join them. Thankfully, no was hurt as the result of this bad decision.