The pagoda is perhaps the main reason that makes people visit Kyaiktom town. Having another name “Golden Rock Pagoda”, Kyaiktiyo is one of the major Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar. Kyaiktiyo is not a big pagoda, but its location on a big balancing boulder over the edge of the cliff makes it special than any other Myanmar pagodas. Legend has it the pagoda preserves hair relics of Lord Buddha which has kept its enduring balance. This sacred pagoda attracts huge influxes of both locals and tourists, especially at the weekends.