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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar
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The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble...

The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures.

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A twist on what makes a book...

A little like going back in time to stone tablets. Yet, PRECIOUS inscriptions in an ancient language await, enclosed in individual white stupors.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A little like going back in time to stone tablets. Yet, PRECIOUS inscriptions in an ancient language await, enclosed in individual white stupors.

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Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a cultural beauty, very interesting ! A must to see, BUT: could be more nicer if it would be more clean, even that we know, that we have to put shoes off, we had also to put socks off - and after this with all the spitting of locals - you better clean your feet properly before using your... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I personally find this place a little overrated, probably due to the fact that the Pagoda is under renovation. I find this place less interesting than the other attractions in Mandalay.

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Lincolnshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

"United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization. Inscribed on the register in 2013. Memory of the World." Quite why the UN has anything to do with this Burmese heritage site is beyond me. Completed in 1846, fascinating white dome structures, row after row after row each containing a stone tablet. Apparently, high ranking Monks have to read each of the... More 

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Matara
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The world's largest book, It is in the Kuthodow Pagoda in Mandalay. Each page is a separate Pagoda The book is the sacred Tripitaka and is written on 729 Stones Better if I had some more education before get there

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the sheer scale and workmanship of this site is so fantastic - try goinf early as it gets busy - and very hot.

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Thank ANITA N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go here every year with my students at an international school for a picnic lunch. Beautiful place for a lunch.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No paper books here. It is a collection of 729 shrines, or small pagodas, each containing a slab, carved with sanskrit, describing the life of Buddha. Such an amazing sight. Across the road there are more rows of shrines - 1529 stones translated into the Burmese language - the "translation book", whereas the main part is known as the "world's... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The expanse of white structures is, unlike most Burmese pagodas, not surrounded by crowds of vendors. Little structures containing each piece of scripture line up in endless rows around the main pagoda, and there are a few vendors in the pagoda -- licensed and limited to the days on which they are allowed to work. The relative lack of commerce... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes there are no bound paper books in the world's biggest book pagoda. Instead there are over 700 carved stone tablets in their own shrines surrounding the Kuthodaw Pagoda. Very impressive and worth a short walk around and into the pagoda.

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