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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 May 8, 2015 via mobile

Here one thing you should be aware of. There is standing a lady on the right side of the entrance who is asking you to pay entrance fee. But it is all free!!! Dont stop by her and just continue your visit :-)

6  Thank Michal R
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Reviewed May 8, 2015

The white stupas are very beautiful, and they are lined up very nicely. There is a miniature of the pagoda where you can admire the whole complex of Kuthodaw pagoda. Eva trevallog.blogspot.com

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While visiting Mandalay our tour guide took us here to see the worlds largest book. Over 18,000 pages in separate pagodas published here. Very interesting place to see.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Near Mandalay hill. It is a jungle of stone tablets, they said each tablet is one page of the book, writing in some language ( i have no idea). Absolutely it is beautiful place for a lot of photos.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just OK to visit together with another temple tour in Mandalay. Many white stupas around. Locals visit the place as well and take photographs.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hundreds of small shrines at this Pagoda, each containing a page of book carved into a marble slab is simply amazing. To read them all would take weeks, let alone carve them. A must see whilst in Mandalay.

1  Thank nik c
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Henrytun115
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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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