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Dec 22, 2013, 1:00:00 AM
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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 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent !
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Mgk-HtetAung Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Photographer
nice nice
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batmantoo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Congratulations Andy on your well deserved DD! :)

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painted-flamingo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I love when people post the stories behind their photos. Beautiful shot
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LetheLife Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a"Buddhaful" image.  *shot*
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PactMaker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconohoho-plz:
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LetheLife Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a terrible person for saying that. ono;
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PeopleCanHear Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
"Excuse me, sir, but that seems a little dangerous…"
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is that guy peein'? :?
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TheArminArlert Featured By Owner 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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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
He's awfully close...
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:iconjulieswansculpture:
JulieSwanSculpture Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
A wonderful image.
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:iconceltic-lily:
Celtic-Lily Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
So beautiful!
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spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
the 101st annual rock eating contest.
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:iconmontygm:
montygm Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Great shot and composition. Would have been a spectacular start to the morning and quite something special to behold.
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GabrielGuyer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Outstanding work! :thumbsup:
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Dreamydeb Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   General Artist
Excellent! :iconyellowheartplz:
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TheMetallicWing Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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Just-a-Nomad Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet.
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EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Wow, that's incredible. It's a beautiful picture, and I'd love to go there someday. I bet it would be a spellbinding experience, even for an outsider.
Congrats on a DD VERY well-earned.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Very beautiful capture.  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulation to the well deserved DD! Sun Heart
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Erozja Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Just wow... :heart:
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very interesting and beautiful work! Great style and composition! I really love it! :love:
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raquelvonkaminaru Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely fantastic! The photo and the story. Congratulations on the DD!
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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Beautiful photo, fantastic story. Thank you for sharing this slice of human history!
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ShonaliKapoor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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:iconwerol:
werol Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Splendid!
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:iconchelidonia:
Chelidonia Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Brilliant! I adore it!! :D
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SolineinWonderland Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so great beautfull and freaky but i like it :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD, lovely capture! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :party:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey congrats on the DD andy!!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Thanks David….it was pretty unexpected.
And I also want to say thanks for your continued support of my work here on DA.  I rarely comment much here, but I just want to say that I DO notice and appreciate your comments…so thanks David, and I hope all is well with you. :-)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome Andy.. all is well thanks! 
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augenweide Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
congrats my friend !
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theunknownemo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
way is he peeing against it
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MarryEllen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
wow....breathtaking!
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limarieinred Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I imagine it would be quite unforgettable.  What a view!
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Kevin-Robb Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Looks like he is standing in front of the largest gold nugget in the world, awesome colour.
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EvaPolly Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Stunning photo..:nod:
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
great pic :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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