9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Golden Rock

The Golden Rock in Myanmar is a holy and important site which Buddhists frequent in large numbers. A gold leaf covered boulder precariously balances on the edge of a cliff, and pilgrims come to worship this astonishing defiance of gravity.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2010
Date Uploaded: 11.2011
Photo Location: Myanmar
Camera: NIKON D700
Copyright: © David Lazar
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