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Right beside Kuthodaw and Kyauktawgyi Pagodas

Don’t be confused with the nearby Kuthodaw Pagoda. Really, the two places are very close, if not... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Tornote
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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Definitely worth a visit

This is right next to the world's largest book! They are both look quite similar, when you are in... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
sougood
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

sandamuni has the entire triptaka inscribed on 1772 marble slabs vs kuthodaw that has 729. Why then is kuthodaw referred to as the world's largest book and not sandamuni? This temple is famed for holding the world's largest iron buddha made of 11368 viss (?) of iron in 1229 by king Mingdon. Since it is completely gilded like others in Myanmar, it's not apparent to be made from iron. Like kuthodaw, most impressive to see the sea of white temples housing the marble slabs from afar.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Unlike gold, gold and more gold this is predominantly a white pagoda place, with hundreds of similar white pagodas but with flashes of gold not far away. In Myanmar history terms this is a relatively new pagoda and contains over 1700 marble slabs, all inscribed with Buddhist religious writings. The complex also has the largest iron Buddha weighing thousands of tonnes. This is a good contrast from the other Mandalay pagodas and worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

Sanda Muni sits right across the street from Kuthodaw, and is a great sight to add to your daytrip. When we visited both were free (though Lonely Planet claims Kuthodaw is part of the 10$ ticket), and were really really beautiful.
The main pagoda in Sanda Muni is far more impressive than the one in Kuthodaw, but the main attraction - those endless smsll white stupa's, are much nicer in Kuthodaw.
If you have to choose - I'd go for Kuthodaw, but apart from the short walk between them it actually feels like the two are just a different section of the same sight.

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Reviewed January 3, 2012

The stupas are all white. A new experience. Worth the visit if u have extra time.

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Reviewed August 9, 2011

Most visitors to Mandalay don’t see this pagoda, what is a shame. Maybe it’s not the most important temple in Mandalay from a religious or from a historical point of view, but for me it’s the most beautiful one. Normally visitors are only shown 3 temples (Mahamuni, Mandalay Hill and Kuthodaw Pagoda) and Shwenandaw monastery in order not to get up fed up. But once you are in Mandalay and if you appreciate beautiful temples, I would strongly recommend you this one, it’s a 2 minute walk from Kuthodaw Pagoda.

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