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World’s Most Precarious Pagoda

World’s Most Precarious Pagoda

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, also known as Golden Rock, is small 7.3m pagoda said to have been built more than 2,400 years ago. It sits on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by devotees. According to legend, the Golden Rock itself is precariously perched on a strand of Buddha’s hair. The balancing rock seems to defy gravity, as it perpetually appears to be on the verge of rolling down the hill.