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A snow coated panorama in Sikkim
Cloud cover close to Simon's Town
A panoramic shot of Kanchenjunga
A roadblock during the Silk Route Trek, East Sikkim, India.
A Hummingbird at the bath
Yosemite Sunset
The Sky Before a Lunar Eclipse and Blood Moon
Time out
The Faithful Horse
Beef
Wild Horses
Silky Cloud
Inle Market
Sunrise at Zwe Kabin mountain
Abandoned Station
Farmer's Market Soup
Speedsters...
Forgotten Falls
Tiger Kingdom
Seattle's Finest
Farm-to-table
Black Butte
Reflections of Seattle
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Silky Cloud

kyite htee yoe also known as Golden Rock) is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Burma. It is a small pagoda (7.3 metres (24 ft)) built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by devotees. According to legend, the Golden Rock itself is precariously perched on a strand of the Buddha's hair. The balancing rock seems to defy gravity, as it perpetually appears to be on the verge of rolling down the hill. The rock and the pagoda are at the top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo. It is the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Burma after the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Mahamuni Pagoda. A glimpse of the "gravity defying" Golden Rock is believed to be enough of an inspiration for any person to turn to Buddhism.[1][2][3][4]

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Yangon , Myanmar
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Date Taken: 09.2015
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