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Sanda Muni Paya, Mandalay

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#6 of 18 in Historic Sites in Mandalay
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Visit Sanda Muni Paya to see why many call it the world's largest book. Situated at the base of Mandalay hill, the site features scores of brilliant white stupas, each containing marble slabs with inscriptions of the Buddha's teachings--1,774 "pages" in all. The 19th-century pagoda houses an enormous iron statue of Buddha, entirely gilded. Bear in mind that you need to take off your shoes prior to entering here. Outside you'll find vendors with gifts and souvenirs. Add Sanda Muni Paya to your Mandalay travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Mandalay vacation planner.
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  • Great atmosphere and aesthetics at this white washed wonder. Locals and visitors alike enjoyed the views and the photo opportunities  more »
  • I'd like white stupa- is probably I haven't seen it everywhere except in Mandalay. Our taxi taxi driver drop us there, the combination of white and gold stupas are beautiful. We have a nice stroll ins...  more »
  • I visited here whilst in Mandalay and was blown away, this site is breathtakingly beautiful with each of the white monuments housing an engraved slab of marble telling tales of Buddha  more »

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Where to stay in Mandalay

Look at the area to the southwest of the royal palace for the main choice of accommodations in Mandalay. Some cushier options sit on the main thoroughfares, offering rooms with balconies overlooking the core architectural and historic sights. A number of basic hotels lie close to the main train station, while budget-friendly guesthouses concentrate in the area around 25th Street. Farther to the west, some hotels have views of the river, while to the east lie lodgings with convenient proximity to major regional highways.
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