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Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 793 764900
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The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures.
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“marble slabs” (47 reviews)
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Reviewed yesterday

Many star flower tree in the Kuthodaw Pagoda.And also we can take a myanmar traditional tanakha wearing in there.

Thank mthmthmth1999
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited a lot of pagodas and temples but all in all we can say that everyone seems to be different in some ways

Thank travel_lover046
Reviewed 2 days ago

At the base of Mandalay Hill you will find the Kuthodaw Pagoda with its 730 leaves/stone tablets arranged around the central Golden Pagoda. Each of these stone tablets is housed in a white stupa. Built between 1860-1868. I visited in Nov 2005.

Thank Dev K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

SK/EN: bez vstupneho, velmi pekne miesto. Treba sa tam vyzuvat, ako vo vsetkych chramoch. EN: without admission. Very nice place. You must go there without shoes.

Thank Kristina S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Kuthodaw Pagoda is the home of “the world's largest book” inscribed with the teachings of Buddha. Buddha scripts are written on 729 stone tablets, spectacular and attractive. Each slab is a meter wide and a meter and a half tall and 13 centimeters thick. The...More

Thank Eileen T
Reviewed 4 days ago

The so-called world's greatest book consists of 700+ stone or marble engraved slabs, each enclosed in a separate paya. They are interesting in a Guiness Book of Records sense but nothing splendid to see. What is stupendous is the huge stupor, covered in gold, particularly...More

Thank BroLucius
Reviewed 4 days ago

Part of the tourist circuit getting to Mandalay Hill. Nice open space to walk around and see page after page of Buddhist teachings. As in all of Myanmar, there are dogs/puppies running around as you walk view the site. Give yourself ~30 minutes to take...More

Thank TravelBoy51
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a MUST. A truly wonderful place to visit in Manday especially after 3-4 pm. You will get a wonderful marvellous sunlight that shine through the rows of great books in littles stupas. So impressive. Highly recommended.

Thank Panchana S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit here and not just because of "the book". The whole structure is fascinating and worth exploring.

Thank joys59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visites this site and it is a cool place. Hundreds of small paya’s surrounding one large one. Stated you can not take pictures at the entrance but inside everyone is taking them so no worries there.

Thank Bruno V
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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
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