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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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The orderly and similar structures keeping the tripitaka were a marvellous sight to behold and capture on photography. But slowly the significance seeps in and we realised the enormous effort and time taken to write all the tripitaka on stone tablets. And the whole complex...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Edyharto
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this site which many previous reviews have described accurately as a sight to see the largest book in the world. We had the bonus of seeing many university graduates taking their graduation photos here. The woman students wore their traditional outfits and our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank justravel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quite a novel idea putting each page of the Buddhist scriptures on its own stone page in small pagodas - I liked it. The biggest book in the world. It certainly is extensive with over 700 individual pagoda pages! Nice temple in the middle. Worthwhile...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank spartaBristol
Reviewed 3 days ago

this is the largest book in the world because each page of the book is writen in one pagoda. The place is beautiful

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ameliapcoutinho
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow. Wasn’t expecting what we saw really. 700 plus pages carved in stone and housed in their own enclosure around a pagoda. What’s enclosures go on for rows and rows. Impressive !

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Beachy71
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Pagoda was very beautiful and was so-called the largest book in the world. It was closed to Shwenandaw Monestery. There was no entrance fee.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 291apichail
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is the main pagoda surrounded by small white pagodas. It makes you feel like walk in the heaven.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank markeE5480NK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this pagoda about 6 days into our trip to Myanmar, and felt like we were pretty well "pagoda-ed out". But this one was quite interesting with the many stone tablets each contained in its own white pagoda. The pictures we were able to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LoveTraveling411
Reviewed 1 week ago

definetely must visit place... it's outstanding even in Myanmar. We spent some nice and relaxed time there

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LucySh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic and fascinating that monuments are really the story here. A must see and really awe inspiring

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank nikrang
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Henrytun115
4 November 2016|
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Response from vosdiana | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, it is so worth the trip!!! Every page of the book is on a marble slab sand every slab has it's own small stupa. It really is beautiful and it is so different from the rest of the pagodas/stupas you will see!!
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Virgie D
4 August 2016|
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Response from kathy w | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee but there are women who "watch" your shoes while you are inside and you can give them a tip if you like. First time I went I had a guide which I found helpful, went back by myself just to sit and soak it up... More
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ProfessorK-Os
13 February 2015|
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Response from Ewen M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but 2-3 acres seems about right. Unless you want to actually read each tablet, there is no need to cover it all. We found a short stroll around gave us all the full ambience and insight into this extraordinary... More
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