The Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar, is a holy and important site which Buddhists frequent in large numbers. A gold leaf covered boulder precariously balances on the edge of a cliff, and pilgrims come to worship this astonishing defiance of gravity. It is said that a single Buddha hair exists under the rock.
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Zbychu (0) 2010-06-10 23:11
Thanks for taking us there, that's TE spirit :^)
bebbetto (40) 2010-06-10 23:43
Really impressive view.
Very good shot, well composed
macjake (70519) 2010-06-11 0:11
i don't think i've ever seen this on TE before, and thats amazing because its such a unique and memorable photo.
thanks for sharing this unforgettable scene.
have a great day
m (0) 2010-06-11 2:13
What a great place and a great monument you've shown us! Absolutely amazing. A decisive moment to be there for sure. Thanks for sharing.
yquem46 (38752) 2010-06-11 8:17
Good evening david
A long time without seeing you
very impressive shot very well composed with view on the lower store
How long will this rock stay in this position, I wonder
BennyV (19009) 2010-06-12 3:35
A classic scene, a classic capture, but so very impressive!
Underrated shot here, if you ask me. This is an excellent shot.
PeterDF (421) 2010-06-12 11:20
An amazing photograph here...just a stunning shot of The Golden Rock, and it's all the more wonderful in that you have the Buddhist monk near the edge in highlighted it seems by a touch of sun. Really very nicely done.
coco (30439) 2010-06-12 19:38
The note is very interesting. I had no idea about this place but I think this is a very interesting place. Also I like your composition and the place is so amazing.
Anyway the light was difficult and the sky looks too flat, but the whole photo is very interesting.
Waylim (25502) 2010-06-14 18:58
Absolutely a stunning monument and it is a perfect tiem of day when the light is soft. The people worshiping the rock add the value of daily life in the area, most are the local people and not tourist, so people in the image is perfect.
kiks (12739) 2011-06-04 15:42
I've never seen somethink like this!! I'm just waiting for the rock to fall. Incredibel. LOve yor aproach.
ajayrawat (670) 2011-09-09 19:55
truth is stranger than fiction...could never imagine this but lovely sight. Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: David Lazar (dvlazar) (6662)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-10 22:46
- Favorites: 2 [view]