Monday, 15 October 2012

The Golden Rock - The Gilt Boulder Of The Buddha

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It looks as if it is just about to fall off the edge of Mount Kyaiktiyo and roll down in to the sweeping landscape of Myanmar. Yet the enormous granite boulder, known as the Golden Rock, has perched precariously here for as long as the land's recorded history.

The Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, built atop, is over 7 meters (23 feet) in height. The whole edifice is said to be balanced on a single strand of the Buddha's hair.

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