Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, Mandalay

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A magnificent gilded 57 m (188 ft) tall stupa the foot of Mandalay Hill, Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book features a courtyard with 729 white marble shrines, each of which contains a 1.53 m (5 ft) tall slab inscribed on both sides. Walking around these mini-temples built in 1860, you can read the entire Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. In fact, it took a team of 2,200 monks working in tandem nearly half a year to read all of the stone tablets. Enjoy the serenity of this splendid structure’s inner courtyard, with many Buddha images and flowers. Dress respectfully, making sure not to wear shorts. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book and many more Mandalay attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Mandalay trip itinerary planner.
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  • A heritage site with 729 small pagodas surrounding a Big Pagoda. inscriptions on white marble placed in each pagoda. historically and spiritually important place with the worlds largest book.. see it....  more
    A heritage site with 729 small pagodas surrounding a Big Pagoda. inscriptions on white marble placed in each pagoda. historically and spiritually important place with the worlds largest book.. see it....  more »
  • We always come here for a walk and this is always beautiful... Never fail to amaze me eventhough we have been here so many times. A must visit in Mandalay! 
    We always come here for a walk and this is always beautiful... Never fail to amaze me eventhough we have been here so many times. A must visit in Mandalay!  more »
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  • One of my favorite Pagodas around Mandalay. I’m drawn by the history behind the Tripiṭaka tablets which are also known to be the one of the world’s largest books containing729 kyauksa gu or stone-inscription caves. This place is picturesque, so make sure you to snap a few photos after appreciating the Burmese culture and learning about their history.
  • The fifth time of Thangaryatana recorded in Buddhism.

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