Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

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You can also hike up to the top from Kinpun. The route is the more traditional pilgrimage route to the golden rock shrine, and you’ll meet lots of local people travelling the same way. Plus there are multiple snack stands on the way.

The trail is well-marked and starts from the end of the village of Kinpun. It’s about 8 miles and of moderate difficulty. I would recommend starting very early (before dawn) to reach the top before the heat of midday.