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  Kyaihtiyo

 

Myanmar

Kyaihtiyo, known in English as the Golden Rock, is balanced on a mountain edge, and rests on an extremely small contact area between the 7.5 meters high rock and the mountain slope, allegedly using a strand of the Buddha's hair to prevent the giant boulder from tumbling down, as the relic has been deposited into a hole bored into the rock, which was later sealed off with a pagoda that was built over it.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES, and THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND.

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