Sanda Muni Paya, Mandalay

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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. Plan to visit Sanda Muni Paya and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mandalay attractions using our Mandalay trip planner .
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  • Lovely site and it's not overrun by tourists. You have some vendors there but they're not too pushy and they're fun to talk to (as they speak some English in contrast to most other Burmese). Beautiful...  more »
  • From our point of view, certainly the most beautiful, surrounded by an infinite number of wonderful IM white. Incredibly it is not touristy, but that's good because you can walk in peace and quiet. An oasis of peace.
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  • Amazing feat of architecture and history seeing how this is the largest book in the world. Would highly recommend taking in this site if in Mandalay  more »
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  • Beautiful place to see the sunset. The colour it’s just magical! Free entrance
  • Beautiful temple, try to arrive there late afternoon to meet its poudre-white pagodas in the rays of the setting sun. Gorgeous!
  • This is actually a better sightseeing experience than Mandalay Hill due to the fact it sees far less visitors. Not much shade around the large central stupa, so go earlier in the day to beat the heat.
  • Very photogenic with the raws of small white monuments.
  • Wow. 1776 pages written on slabs of rock. Amazing to see.
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