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“1774 marble slabs”
Review of Sanda Muni Paya

Ranked #7 of 70 things to do in Mandalay
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

The Sandamuni Pagoda is located to the southeast of Mandalay Hill and bears a resemblance to the nearby Kuthodaw pagoda because of the large number of slender whitewashed ancillary stupas on the grounds. The Sanda Muni Paya also features 1774 marble slabs which include the commentaries and sub-commentaries on the Tipitaka, the Three Baskets of Buddha’s teachings. It is very similar to Kuthodaw pagoda but they are much closer to each other and I liked this pagoda more.

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

I really liked this pagoda with the Buddhist text inscribed on 1774 stone tablets. This is one of the sights that should be visited when in Mandalay. It has a nice stupa in addition to the tablets.

Thank Kellie M
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

1774 small pagodas makes me think of standings soldiers ready for the battle, having their school marble slabs written with their own bright white miniature pagoda.
Always of interest

Thank Road20years
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

The main topic is the same. All writings of Buddhism on marble slabs, each slabs with its own miniature pagoda. Here it is even more, 1774 small pagodas, arraed around the main Pagoda.

What is special is that they are mostly white and as opposed to Kuthodaw, the main pagoda allows a view over the whole complex so it is much better to get a good feeling how much there actually is.

On the other hand it can appear to be cramped while the Kuthodaw allows for more room.

Nevertheless, both Pagodas should be visited in quick succesion to have the full compariosn.

Thank Florian254
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

It is said that Sanda Muni is a "copy" of Kuthodaw although it has many more slabs. This is apparent when you look at the shrines sheltering the text slabs. They are much closer to each other compared to those in Kuthodaw; hence many more slabs.

The shrines and the golden stupa in the center are good photo opportunities and since it's very near to Kuthodaw, you can just walk over to have a short visit for comparison. And not forgetting the largest cast iron buddha is located inside.

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