written by Mr Phyo Zaw at 11-Oct-2018
Two days and One night trip to Saung Naing Gyi Waterfall and Golden rock
you looking for just one day trip or one night trip which includes
endless view of green field, 1 hour amazing trekking between trees next
to stream, enjoying moment with waterfall, cable experiences over the
mountain and famous Myanmar golden rock on top of mountain surrounded by
clouds, I would definitely suggest you two days and one night trip to
Saung Naing Gyi Water and Golden Rock. I can guarantee for unique
experience you can't find anywhere else.
Since I arrange this trip
as very relaxing trip, it is the best to leave Yangon around 8 am after
you have enough sleep and good breakfast.
How to go
1. Drive yourself or hire Private Vehicle
you have private car and you know how to drive, I would like to suggest
you to go there by private car because the road in good condition to
drive 100 km per hour although there are some dangerous turns before you
reach to kin pun station and have to take care local motorcycles when
you get through in town.
The map for the trip is very simple, go
straight down Pyay road or No (3) road and get on to Yangon Mandalay
highway until 39 miles and take road side to Payagyi sign board. Then
you just have to follow the route path until you reach to kin pun
2. Express Bus
If you would like to take
public express bus, following are Yangon to Kin pun station (golden
rock) bus schedule with win bus and Yoe Yoe lay bus. You can buy tour
bus as well with return ticket. Tour bus leaves about 9 pm from Yangon
and it returns around 12 pm from Golden rock.
Yangon to Golden Rock bus timetable and schedule
you can book bus at https://bnfexpress.com
What to do
arriving to Kinpun station hotel, I suggest you to go directly to Saung
Naing Gyi Waterfall because it is not good idea to stay until late
there since you have to get through some villages to reach there and it
is about half an hour drive. Road is a bit rough, so I suggest you hire
car or motorcycles to reach there. Hiring car is more suitable and it
costs around 35000 kyats.
Waterfall entrance fees is
1000 kyats per person and the highest part of the waterfall deeps about
25 meters, water flow is strong in raining season. So be careful with
swimming in deep water and I don't suggest for diving.
Where to Stay
are 2 of my favorite hotels near kin pun station which are Pepper
Garden and thuwunna bumi mountain view hotel & resort . But you can
find another suitable hotels in kinpun station or you can stay at
mountain top hotels as well. You can find hotels at
If you have spare time, there are other attractions on the way to Golden rock
1. Winkabaw Elephant camp
is at 39 miles of yangon mandalay highway and you can pop in for feed
buffet for baby elephants and elephant ride. I am sure you will have fun
doing that. For more details.
2. Sein Lei Tin Resort
you are looking for adventure ride about zip line and others, this is
the place you can find activities and zoo. Natural small waterfall can
refresh us a lot. Mini zoo is an attraction too.
3.What to bring
If you visit there places in monsoon season, you need to bring sweater, waterproof MAC and camera.