Photographer's Note

Legend has it that this gold leaf covered boulder continues to balance on the edge of the cliff at the top of Mount Kyaikto due to the power of a single hair from Buddha.

The hair was placed in the stupa on the top of the boulder in the 11th century. To this day the boulder continues to hold its seat. The people that one can see under the lower right of the boulder are watching bamboo splits flex as the boulder rocks ever so slightly.

To give some perspective, the stupa on top of the boulder is 7.3 meters (about 24 feet) tall.

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Additional Photos by Bob Wallace (BobTrips) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 343 N: 75] (1857)
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