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Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44800 8459
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The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“marble slabs” (46 reviews)
“stone tablets” (33 reviews)
“white stupas” (43 reviews)
Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44800 8459
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ground is very hot to walk on. Bring shoes you can slip on and off. Also the umbrella was helpful. Definitely worth going. Amazing all these carved tablets. History is great.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this Pagoda on a Buddhist holiday and there were hundreds of families enjoying their picnics and praying . It seemed to be a very happy time for these families who nestled themselves between the many stone pages, workers were also busy whitewashing many...More

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 4 days ago

So much culture, so many great things. I came here with friends and we loved it, the cultural diversity is amazing.

Thank roberon99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Pagoda with many small pagodas (sorry, not sure how to call them) around it. Not many tourists in there and very close to the Mandalay hill.

Thank Lukas L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kuthodaw is a beautiful gilt and gold stupa surrounded by 729 text-inscribed marble slabs. An awesome place to see the story of the entire 15 books of the Tripitaka. I strongly recommends this place to all visiting Mandalay.

Thank GohKL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5th edition of Buddha philosophy by Myanmar king Mindone is inscripted on stone slabs making it largest book of the world. Long standing big trees give cool shades and architecture of multiple houses for each page of stone is frecternal.

Thank chit s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is different in reason of the 729 stupas! Each one contains a both sides unscripted stones with Buddhist book! It is beautiful and different from the others pagodas!!!

Thank adibfarid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No shoes and socks in and around the temple. With the summer heat and humidity, the temperature was at 102F. Impossible to walk barefoot. The place is huge with many beautiful opportunities for gorgeous pictures... but we give up after few steps. 😫

1  Thank ngoctrantran
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

half day visit in mandalay you can go to save the experince driver abought history explane you just call ph09 442194785**

Thank ZinThant
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Kuthadaw was a delight to visit. The Pagoda is lovely with lots of intriguing nooks and crannys to explore. It is a Buddhist Stupa and is 57 mtrs high. The worlds largest book is there however it is not made of paper and is quite...More

Thank cincinattigirl
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Henry K
4 November 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
4 August 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
13 February 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