Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book
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The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures.
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Suresh
18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A heritage site with 729 small pagodas surrounding a Big Pagoda. inscriptions on white marble placed in each pagoda. historically and spiritually important place with the worlds largest book.. see it to believe. worth a few pictures.
Written 21 June 2022
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Soleil S
Australian Capital Territory, Australia407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
We always come here for a walk and this is always beautiful... Never fail to amaze me eventhough we have been here so many times. A must visit in Mandalay!
Written 2 July 2020
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bikerbabe22
Milton, Canada730 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is a beautiful place to take some epic photographs, it’s a large complex of many small structures, most of them white.
Written 22 March 2020
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Warmly welcome to Mandalay. This pagoda is the one of the memory of the world. You can see 729 white marble stone slabs and big star trees. This place is a panic place in the cool shade under the trees. This book is the largest and heaviest book in the world. This pagoda's style look like Shwesigon Pagoda's style in Bagan.
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Cherry
Written 6 March 2020
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Moe Lwin Taxi Mandalay
Mandalay, Myanmar56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
The pagoda is very nice and very beautiful. Many local people and foreigners like that pagoda.i have been many time that pagoda.
Written 2 March 2020
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Alan C
Southampton310 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Beautiful site, peaceful walking around the temples. Excellent Golden Pagoda. Learned the art of Bell ringing (essential for a visit to Burma) from our guide Mr Starskey from Starskey and Hutch Taxi Service.
Written 2 March 2020
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Michele P
Marrakech, Morocco430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This Pagoda is impressive even before you enter. Seen from a distance, it is spectacular, and impossible to drive by!

The atmosphere is calm and the repetitive architecture adds to this feeling of serenity. It really is a wonderful place to stroll around and appreciate the scale and beauty of the building.

The views around the Pagoda are also wonderful, surrounded by further temples and countryside.

Certainly unmissable and incredibly photogenic. I only wish that I could have spent more time here to appreciate all it had to offer.
Written 27 February 2020
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KK_Timmy
Alexandria, VA41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This site is lovely! It is located very near the entrance to Mandalay Hill. The venue is very clean. There was no cost to enter. Definitely include a stop here when you visit Mandalay.
Written 26 February 2020
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Terry Lobert
St Kilda, Australia71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A must visit pagoda in Mandalay. It is very impressive and unique with its 729 kyauksa gu each containing a double-sided page from the Tripitaka, surrounding a beautiful golden stupa.
Written 22 February 2020
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ron d
Caloundra, Australia633 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Kuthodaw pagoda in Mandalay is described as the world’s largest book. Each ‘page’ is a marble slab about 150 x 100 cm, inscribed with instructions on how a Buddhist should lead a moral life. Each slab is housed in its own temple or shrine. There are 729 of them arranged in a grid around a central stupa. It is an impressive sight.

But the world’s largest book? Well it may have been when it was built but about 50 years later the similar Sandamuni Pagoda was constructed right next door, with 1774 ‘pages’!
Written 13 February 2020
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