Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, Mandalay

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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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  • A wonderful place to see with the 729 small temples each containing a marble slab doubly engraved with Pali the words of Buddha -definitely worth a visit  more »
  • It is just like pictures. There is an old lady begger in front of the gate. I donated money like many foreign tourists.  more »
  • Kuthodaw Pagoda with the largest book inside is one of the famous and wonderful place to go and visit in Mandalay, Myanmar. It is located on a spacious land at the foot of Mandalay Hill. How big book ...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful stupas i ever seen. It's located under Mandalay Hills. They reserve the largest book there.
  • Very interesting pagoda. It is open and you feel very comfortable going in, very peaceful. Inside you can walk around, sit and relax, and observe the famous "book" (the biggest in the world). There is also a beautiful tree that you should see.
  • Worlds biggest book they say. Some may ask where the book is? The temple is surrounded by many smaller white pagoda. Which are engraved two sides. That's where the pages are.
  • Location : Mandalay, Burma A golden temple surrounded by hundreds of buddhist stupas and stone tablets that comprise the "world's largest book". Interesting place to visit.
  • Cool pagoga and all the smaller structures. The white structures contain a slab of scriptures. Many surrounding the pagoda, they are white and look a bit weathered but still a cool sight.