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Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

Mandalay, Myanmar
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The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No shoes allowed so bring wet tissues to wash your feet afterwards. The largest book is inscripted on stones in white buildings put up in rows. It’s a big area so allow yourself an hour in this place. It’s close to Mandalay Hill so it’s...More

Thank Lars S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The largest book is a must see. The inscriptions on head-stone shaped granite blocks are refined and well preserved. The temple is very popular with pilgrims and quite busy at times.

Thank AntJa2704
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was great and humbling that the Buddhist people of this city maintain this enormous temple. It is a large area with more than 700 identical whitewashed pagodas, each containing a marble head stone type stone inside, which contains a page of Scripture, It is...More

Thank NathalieAndAndrew
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This great place holds all of Buddas teachings for the monks to learn... 1 pagoda at a time. The photos outside are brilliant.

Thank Nich C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is just so different from the other places... Walk through the tall gates to see on both sides a number of white stupas (729), each containing a marble tablet inscribed on both sides in Pali script the texts of the Tripitika, Buddha's teachings. Ramble...More

Thank Pahari
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Opportunity for artistic shots and great setting for wedding photos. Beautifully maintained compound and not too crowded.

Thank a_permanent_tourist
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Reviewed 6 days ago

we hired a guide for aprox 100$ to show us Mingun and Mandalay Hill and royal palace in one day. Very much worth the money. Private boat to Mingun and nice private car the rest of the day.

Thank OleDK2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting place with hundreds carved marble panels with sacred texts (what make it the Wold Biggest Book) each of them placed inside individual flawless white mini-pagodas surrounding a big golden pagoda. Nice spot for white predominant pictures. Some girls offer to paint your face...More

Thank Ali R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful pagoda and the book is quite amazing to see. You should have a guide to explain the whole deal behind the “book” though. It makes it much better of a visit. The pagoda itself is a beautiful golden lustre.

Thank Keith H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was enjoyable wondering through all the small white temples would maybe spend an hour or so here lots of other pagodas near bye aswell.

Thank Jon O
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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
5 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
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ProfessorK-Os
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
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