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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  • At the foot of Mandalay Hill, this set with more than 700 small white stupas each of which contains two pages written in a book of stone. Do not miss it.
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  • Often this pagoda is neglected in favour of nearby Kuthodaw Paya, but it is a mistake. The Sandamuni, representing the Central Stupa surrounded by many chapels in neat rows that contain well-1774 large slabs of stone with engraved the Buddhist canons; provides an overview of the extraordinary!
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  • Very nice trip.We visited in an around Mandalay,Myanmar.My clients were very happy with me and I wishes them we will meet each other again.  more »

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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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