Myanmar: KyiteHteeYoe – the pagoda on the hermit’s head
Golden Rock, in Myanmar language known as KyiteHteeYoe Pagoda, located some 160km southeast of Yangon, on one peak of eastern mountain range of 1200-meters, deep inside the dense rainforest of Mon State.
It is the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Burma after the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Mahamuni Pagoda.
Women are not allowed to touch the rock.
The Full Moon day of Tabaung in March, is a special occasion for pilgrims who visit the shrine.
Buddhists in Myanmar generally believe that the rock boulder and the original stupa were built last 2400-years ago, during the lifetime of Buddha.
Volume of the Rock: 244.58 M3
Density of the Rock: 2.5 Ton/M3
Weight of the Rock: 611.5 Tons
Height of the Rock: 8.15 m (26ft, 9 in)
Kind of the Rock: Granite
Contact area: 0.714 sq-m (7.69 sq-ft)
Volume of the Stupa: 9.26 M3
Density of the Stupa: 2.1 Ton/M3
Weight of the Stupa: 19.45 Tons
Height of the Stupa: 33ft, 2 in
- Yangon and Golden Pagodas – Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (travelpod.com)