Golden Rock

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The Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo) is one of the most sacred sites in Burma. Topped by a small stupa, the great boulder precariously balances on the edge of a cliff near Yangon. An endless stream of pilgrims add squares of gold leaf to its surface.

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17.483800° N, 97.098200° E

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Golden Rock
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April 11, 2015