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Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 793 764900
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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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“stone tablets” (43 reviews)
“marble slabs” (51 reviews)
“kuthodaw pagoda” (52 reviews)
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Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 793 764900
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank a_permanent_tourist
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went with a guide and it was the best decision we made for our holiday, it was not busy and we had a peaceful interesting time there, worth to visit to see hundreds of tablets inscribed with Buddha teaching.

Thank Patrizianelmondo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

From all temples in Mandalay, I found this is the most unique and interesting one! Guess everyone’s is different. As per usual, dress modestly is required, not showing anything above the knee or shoulder parts, you will need to take off your footwear before going...More

Thank Yuliana H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hundreds of identical small white pagodas containing the Buddhist scriptures inscribed on stone tablets ,laid out in straight rows makes for quite a sight ! This is the world’s largest book .

Thank travelbugDelhi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth exploring this interesting pagoda. It contains hundreds of tablets inscribed with the teachings of Buddha, each in a small pagoda/enclosure covering a large area. Hence the term “ worlds largest book”.

Thank Margie112
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing site - we had a guide to explain everything, or else read up the history before you go.

Thank JanineON
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Henry K
5 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
14 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