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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

This huge pagoda is from the view of perspectives across all the small pagodas holding one side of the stone book absolutely impressioning. The area is huge and there are many special subparts and temples which are worthwhile to go and stay a little while....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christine F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here you don't just get a pagoda - you get hundreds of them. Each small pagoda encloses a two-sided marble stone tablets inscribed with the teachings of the Buddha. There are 729 of them! This represents "the largest book in the world".

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to read about the world's largest book before you go to the Pagoda. It will help to make your experience more meaningful. The buildings housing the marble pages of the book are impressive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 382sheris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, the world largest book is actually a series of inscribed marble slabs. There are many of them forming several kind of books.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The symmetry, scale and layout of the buildings is what makes the pagoda interesting. Good photo opportunities

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at a street shop and were ripped off. 7000 kyats for two tiny bowls of soup! It was more expensive than the Royal restaurant we went to in Yangon! The minute they heard us talk in English (we are Koreans, so they couldn't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adventure13566661670
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So beatiful place. So magic. A pity is not all open but it’s worth it. So mant white Pagoda’s that gives different view than others. Inside is normal but surroundings beatiful views with so many Pagoda’s. I recommend this place.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

While visiting Mandalay our tour guide took us here to see the worlds largest book. Over 18,000 pages in separate pagodas published here. Very interesting place to see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelwithpam
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Near Mandalay hill. It is a jungle of stone tablets, they said each tablet is one page of the book, writing in some language ( i have no idea). Absolutely it is beautiful place for a lot of photos.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JpnExr
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Just OK to visit together with another temple tour in Mandalay. Many white stupas around. Locals visit the place as well and take photographs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Georg K
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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