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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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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

629 pages curve on Marble. It will take you 1 year and 2 month to read all of them 😜 Don’t miss this must visit place

Thank Amir S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty and interesting temple visited By lots of Burmese who were very friendly looks great in photos too.

Thank DavidGoose
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 729 stone tablets stand upright in the grounds of the Kuthodaw Pagoda. These marble slabs are inscribed with Buddhist teachings..... hence it's also called the world's largest book!

Thank sougood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is massive, really interesting to see & the model of the whole complex which can be found inside gives a great view of the area & just how big it is. Well worth a visit!

Thank NawtyStupot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing large book, but at the first we could not figure it out...Lovely Pagoda easy to walk around and enjoy the place.

Thank DCermelli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a pretty impressive temple that highlights the devotion to Buddhism by the past Myanmar Kings. An unusual temple compared to those you see across this religious country as it is actually a big book surrounding the temple in the age of no internet...More

Thank mel7155
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At this point I was tiring of pagodas, and the only distinguishing feature here was 'the world's largest book'. Of course, it's unreadable to the average tourist, and with no signposts or information, it's just a lot of stone tablets. Perhaps come with a guide...More

Thank Dom W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting! Would be great if there are more description in English. It's always handy to have a guide around for a better experience

Thank Gp T
Reviewed 16 August 2018

So many Pagoda near the Shwenandaw Monastery . There have so many star flower.Also thanakhar do from child.

Thank Mobiee L
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Beautiful in mandalay near of our sibling home. Reality to see the history of myanmar, mandalay. Near of mandalay that around beauty area

Thank agkhantoo
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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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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