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Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, Mandalay
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
A magnificent gilded 57 m (188 ft) tall stupa the foot of Mandalay Hill, Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book features a courtyard with 729 white marble shrines, each of which contains a 1.53 m (5 ft) tall slab inscribed on both sides. Walking around these mini-temples built in 1860, you can read the entire Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. In fact, it took a team of 2,200 monks working in tandem nearly half a year to read all of the stone tablets. Enjoy the serenity of this splendid structure’s inner courtyard, with many Buddha images and flowers. Dress respectfully, making sure not to wear shorts. To visit Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book on your trip to Mandalay, use our Mandalay vacation planner.
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Very interesting and very picturesque place to visit. I really enjoyed walking around and seeing the worlds largest book - its certainly unique and I would recommend a visit.
Largest book in the-sounds greatly.But when you observe it really-it s astonishing.To read such book takes 6month for an army of monks .
This is a must see. We haven't seen anything like it before. 100s and 100s small stupas, all containing one marble slab. Very impressive.
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