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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  • September 30, 2017
    Tokyo is also next to the temple is lined with a white pagoda complexes standing Visual is also similar to the pagoda I personally felt more was magnificent. If you are not sure of all the temples in Mandalay will also meet with Tokyo alleging the NEA pagoda pagoda emanating from here are just a few of the ways.
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  • September 29, 2017
    Worlds biggest book very interesting and worth a visit We did it with a guide and spent around 40 mins there Lots is people trying to sell u stuff as per usual but not as in your face as bagan  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    One of our favorite awesome, incredible, mysterious... all the adjectives can spend. This set of stelae is staggering. Central pagoda (Golden) pretty enough and a few nice vendors come without his camera is criminal! Top: make explain the significance of this amazing together
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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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