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Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book

Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44800 8459
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The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“marble slabs” (44 reviews)
“stone tablets” (33 reviews)
“white stupas” (42 reviews)
Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 44800 8459
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Rather reminded me of the Taj Mahal in India. Totally white and lovely architecture. Take a boat trip over the Ayarwaddy river to see this

Thank Sarah84480
Reviewed 5 days ago

This pagoda has so much history. The architecture is amazing along with the many monuments representing events of time.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pagoda is a bit different from the others in terms of the grounds. There are rows of smaller white structures to house books. It is worth a stop of included as part of your package (which it likely will be). The grounds are serene....More

Thank emily830419
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved this place and was just amazed at the number of small pagodas that each had engraved stone pages of the book. Apart from the shear vastness of this, it was just a pleasant place to walk around and admire and gain some understanding...More

Thank Adrian T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice & a must visit place. You can see children that are playing & family that gathers. Though we cannot read the inscribed letters but we are fascinated by its structures.

Thank banwa1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buddas teachings inscribed on stone making the 'world's largest book'! A really interesting place, large site and many beautiful thingd to lool at. I really enjoyed it.

Thank champkis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing Mandalay, any places where we visited in Mandalay are all worth. Kuthodaw Pagoda is extraordinary site where all white pagodas. I don't know how many stupas inside, they all are like the same, is like a labyrint inside

Thank ShavyB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can you see alost lager stone letter, and cover. I like it pagoda,very quite and wide space area. So beautiful

Thank Myo Min L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the Kuthodaw Pagoda, the Tripiṭaka (the teaching of Buddha) are inscribed on 729 stone tablets. Each tablet stands 5 feet tall, and has a marble enclosure built around it. These all center on a large golden stupa. An impressive sight. Completed in 1868, it...More

Thank Robert Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

World Largest books are arranged systematically for long terms. I got the feeling of 1800s and loved it.

Thank OzinOzin
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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