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.