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Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book
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Owner description: The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures.
Melbourne, Australia
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194 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“World Heritage Site”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

This pristine group of Stupas house the world largest book some 729 marble tablets of Buddhist doctrine. The site has now been registered under the World Heritage programme and a peaceful wander through the site is pretty awe inspiring.

Visited September 2013
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“peaceful and quiet place”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

the whole place is very peaceful and quiet, with no bus load of tourist. With the sound of wind bells make the whole experience unforgettable.

Visited September 2013
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“Immense”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

All writings of Buddhism in one building does not sound too impressive in the time of computers, but all written in stone, that is.

729 stones and for each and every one of them there is a small building to keep it. So the main Pagoda which is an impressive golden mount by itself is not the main attraction here.

Rows of rows of these little buildings make for a very quiet atmosphere and are a great way to show the greatness of the faith which those hold who built this. Just wander around and enjoy, the sight is simply marvellous.

Visited December 2012
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FLA
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“Hard to believe but true”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Well woth the visit. Go and see this amazing display of knowledge carved into tablets each housed in its own protected site. can easily be viewed in an hour.

Visited August 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“WoW”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

It is a place not to b missed. one has to visit this place & also read the history behind it . Too many bogus travel guides try to jeopardize the system

Visited September 2012
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