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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  • It took us a while to realize what was the worlds largest book. To us it looked like graves and instead! Surprise.
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  • The pagoda is so beautiful all in white splendour ! A picture of purity and a heavenly serenity with its cascading architecture and steps. Must visit in your itinerary. Margaret Chia 19 Jan 2017 
  • Probably my favourite trip in Mandalay itself. Got there around 8.45 and it was virtually empty. Lovely to walk around. There was a little hassle from hawkers but just be firm and they move on. Manage...  more »