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Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Burmese: ) is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Myanmar. Believers claim that the large boulder was placed on the cliff 2500 years ago, by two nat (Burmese spirits). Atop the gilded boulder is a 5.5 m (18 ft) pagoda, which is believed to contain a hair of Buddha. The pagoda is located on Mt. Kyaiktiyo, and requires a 16 km (10 mi) hike. However, the usage of jeeps has made the trip easier. The boulder is covered with layers of gold leaf. Women are not allowed to touch the boulder, nor are they allowed to be within proximity of the pagoda.
Now, it became one of popular tourist attraction place of Pagoda in Burma/Myanmar.

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