Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

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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Michele P
Marrakech, Morocco421 contributions
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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jwgbusiness
Thornhill, Canada149 contributions
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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RacingAl
Southampton309 contributions
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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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,811 contributions
Jan 2020
This Pagoda is very unique, I think. It is a huge rectangular enclosure and you really need a birdsye view to appreciate the scale. There is a scale model close by the main entrance but you can also get a great idea of it from the top of Mandalay Hill. There are hundreds of little white shrines which each are a page of Buddhist sacred text. Then in the centre there is a more usual type of pagoda with a large central Buddha. I think he's made of one huge block of marble. The weight must be colossal. The floor must be good! An endearing thing about the pagodas, monasteries and monuments is all the cats and dogs happily living there. The cats at this pagoda all had the little flowery carpet squares that you see in the local markets, so that they were comfortable on the marble floor. How sweet is that?
Written February 8, 2020
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Suresh
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May 2022
A heritage site with 729 small pagodas surrounding a Big Pagoda. inscriptions on white marble placed in each pagoda. historically and spiritually important place with the worlds largest book.. see it to believe. worth a few pictures.
Written June 21, 2022
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yipjcs88
Hong Kong, China9,934 contributions
Dec 2019
It is said to have the world's largest book but one cannot actually finds a book per se. It consists of many inscribed marble tablets. Nice and very unusual. Great place for a visit.
Written January 6, 2020
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
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.
Thanks.
Cherry
Written March 6, 2020
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Michal R
Trencin, Slovakia41 contributions
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 :-)
Written May 8, 2015
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Kanokkaan
Bangkok, Thailand312 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
I have been there in daytime, so it was so hot that I hardly step out of shade to see most of the incredible white stupas and inscriptions of Tripitaka.
Anyway, there were some areas that shady enough for me to walk and have a close look, they were truly impressive.

There were many people at this temple (not crowded). I saw them not only came for paying worship, but also chilling-out. That was good to see how they spend time in the temple :)
Written May 6, 2019
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SurreyGirl27
Addlestone, UK1,147 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
You need to know what you are visiting before arriving as unless it is explained that each of the marble tombs holds a page of the scriptures you are likely to miss the significance of this magnificent place. The symmetry of the pagodas makes for some spectacular photographs and being able to wander around without being haunted by the usual tourist touts is a nice change. (But saying that outside the sellers do have the famous tamarind sweets at $1 for a large bag which are great)
Written March 24, 2014
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