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Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

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The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

To learn the Buddism bible is written on slaps of marble and one page per stupa is truly amazing. To read the pages would take 400 days based on 8 hour day.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a group of shrines each with some word from Buddha. There are 8000 of them. For nonbelievers, like the author of this review, it is odd but it looks stunning. I suspect it is unique and therefore with the rep.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I particularly liked this pagoda, as it is different from all the others I saw in Myanmar. Definitely worth a trip. I hired a driver for about 40.000 MMK a day and visited some other places on the way.

Thank Simone G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yep worth a visit for sure, as you can see the pagodas make for a decent picture and you can spend your time helping monks practice their English.

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like a Buddhist temple just as much as the next guy, but not Buddhist and tend to think they all look similar after a certain point. This one, fortunately sticks out as it is not only sense in beautiful structures, it had a complex/atypical...More

Thank julius c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You should be familiar with the Guinness World Records. Perhaps, it should be noted that the world’s largest book is located at this very place. The Tripitaka (commonly known as the Pali Canon), along with other Buddhist texts are carved into large marble tablets (representing...More

Thank Tornote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful glittery temple with lots of glass mosaics but the highlight for me was the book. It really is huge! Walking to the end of a row of the pages & looking back to the other end gives perspective on the size of this place....More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice pagoda with 700 + beautiful, white mini pagodas spread out around t. Each small pagoda has a page from a religious tract, and combined with an even larger spread of mini pagodas at the shrine next door, it’s the largest book in the...More

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

629 pages curve on Marble. It will take you 1 year and 2 month to read all of them 😜 Don’t miss this must visit place

Thank Amir S
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Pretty and interesting temple visited By lots of Burmese who were very friendly looks great in photos too.

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Henry K
November 4, 2016|
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Response from vosdiana | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, it is so worth the trip!!! Every page of the book is on a marble slab sand every slab has it's own small stupa. It really is beautiful and it is so different from the rest of the pagodas/stupas you will see!!
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Virgie D
August 4, 2016|
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Response from kathy w | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee but there are women who "watch" your shoes while you are inside and you can give them a tip if you like. First time I went I had a guide which I found helpful, went back by myself just to sit and soak it up... More
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ProfessorK-Os
February 13, 2015|
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Response from Ewen M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but 2-3 acres seems about right. Unless you want to actually read each tablet, there is no need to cover it all. We found a short stroll around gave us all the full ambience and insight into this extraordinary... More
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