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Golden Rock by AndyMumford Golden Rock by AndyMumford
A monk prays at Golden Rock as the sun rises on top of Mount Kyaiktiyo, Burma.
One of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Burma, people travel from all over the country to touch, apply gold leaf and pray at Golden Rock, a huge boulder which is balanced precariously on the edge of a cliff.  Legend has it that the rock is held in place by a single strand of Buddhas hair.
We travelled here from Yangon, spent the night at the temple site, and woke up before dawn with all the other pilgrims to see the sun come up over the mountain.  The atmosphere was full of incense as thousands of people gathered around the rock.  An unforgettable experience.
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Golden Rock by AndyMumford ( Featured by 1pen )
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lomatic Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent !
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Mgk-HtetAung Feb 27, 2014  New member Student Photographer
nice nice
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batmantoo Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Congratulations Andy on your well deserved DD! :)

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painted-flamingo Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love when people post the stories behind their photos. Beautiful shot
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LetheLife Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a"Buddhaful" image.  *shot*
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PactMaker Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconohoho-plz:
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LetheLife Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a terrible person for saying that. ono;
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"Excuse me, sir, but that seems a little dangerous…"
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gamewizard-2008 Feb 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is that guy peein'? :?
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TheArminArlert Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"A monk prays at Golden Rock as the sun rises on top of Mount Kyaiktiyo, Burma."
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