Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, Mandalay

Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures.
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Soleil S
Australian Capital Territory, Australia407 contributions
Always beautiful anytime of the day!
Mar 2020 • Friends
We always come here for a walk and this is always beautiful... Never fail to amaze me eventhough we have been here so many times. A must visit in Mandalay!
Written July 2, 2020
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bikerbabe22
Milton, Canada726 contributions
A well known tourist attraction in Mandalay
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is a beautiful place to take some epic photographs, it’s a large complex of many small structures, most of them white.
Written March 22, 2020
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
The World's Biggest Book
Feb 2020
Warmly welcome to Mandalay. This pagoda is the one of the memory of the world. You can see 729 white marble stone slabs and big star trees. This place is a panic place in the cool shade under the trees. This book is the largest and heaviest book in the world. This pagoda's style look like Shwesigon Pagoda's style in Bagan.
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Cherry
Written March 6, 2020
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Moe Lwin Taxi Mandalay
Mandalay, Myanmar56 contributions
Kuthotaw Pagoda in mandalay.
Mar 2020 • Friends
The pagoda is very nice and very beautiful. Many local people and foreigners like that pagoda.i have been many time that pagoda.
Written March 2, 2020
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RacingAl
Southampton309 contributions
Is a collection of stone tablets really a Book?
Dec 2019
Beautiful site, peaceful walking around the temples. Excellent Golden Pagoda. Learned the art of Bell ringing (essential for a visit to Burma) from our guide Mr Starskey from Starskey and Hutch Taxi Service.
Written March 2, 2020
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Michele P
Marrakech, Morocco406 contributions
Simply stunning!
Jan 2020 • Couples
This Pagoda is impressive even before you enter. Seen from a distance, it is spectacular, and impossible to drive by!

The atmosphere is calm and the repetitive architecture adds to this feeling of serenity. It really is a wonderful place to stroll around and appreciate the scale and beauty of the building.

The views around the Pagoda are also wonderful, surrounded by further temples and countryside.

Certainly unmissable and incredibly photogenic. I only wish that I could have spent more time here to appreciate all it had to offer.
Written February 27, 2020
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KK_Timmy
Alexandria, VA41 contributions
Spectacular!
Feb 2020
This site is lovely! It is located very near the entrance to Mandalay Hill. The venue is very clean. There was no cost to enter. Definitely include a stop here when you visit Mandalay.
Written February 26, 2020
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Terry Lobert
St Kilda, Australia71 contributions
Impressive, a must see in Mandalay
Feb 2020
A must visit pagoda in Mandalay. It is very impressive and unique with its 729 kyauksa gu each containing a double-sided page from the Tripitaka, surrounding a beautiful golden stupa.
Written February 22, 2020
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ron d
Caloundra, Australia595 contributions
Impressive but not the world’s largest book
Feb 2020
The Kuthodaw pagoda in Mandalay is described as the world’s largest book. Each ‘page’ is a marble slab about 150 x 100 cm, inscribed with instructions on how a Buddhist should lead a moral life. Each slab is housed in its own temple or shrine. There are 729 of them arranged in a grid around a central stupa. It is an impressive sight.

But the world’s largest book? Well it may have been when it was built but about 50 years later the similar Sandamuni Pagoda was constructed right next door, with 1774 ‘pages’!
Written February 13, 2020
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jwgbusiness
Thornhill, Canada149 contributions
Interesting aspect of Buddhism
Dec 2019
This is a huge complex where there is a main, central pagoda with a large buddha and surrounding it are 729 stupas, each stupa containing a marble tablet written on both sides. The writings are sacred Buddhist texts and teachings. That is why it is called the world's largest book. The main pagoda which is a magnificent building itself with a huge hall area for worship is approx. 200 feet tall. Cats and dogs are quite commonly seen.
Written February 8, 2020
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