The Golden Rock
The Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo, 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. It is said that a single Buddha hair exists under the rock.
Legend draws us. Once it becomes legend it doesn’t matter anymore whether it’s true, because it becomes true once it becomes legend.