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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar
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The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble...

The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures.

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I love books on stone tablets

I mean.. if you are just going to recite the Tipitika (pali canon) it would take you 6 months so pretty cool to see some hermit spend time to write it all out on stone. I wonder... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I mean.. if you are just going to recite the Tipitika (pali canon) it would take you 6 months so pretty cool to see some hermit spend time to write it all out on stone. I wonder if he made a spelling mistake?

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West Hills, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited this site with my tour group. It is very interesting with some great photo opportunities. They have a great Buddah inside and the labyrinth outside is marvelous to see and photograph.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Magnificent, its truly a sight to walk amongst the written word on marble tablets its as if the 10 commandments has multiplied dozens of times over. We saw 2 beautiful weddings there and i can see why as it makes stunning venue for photography.

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit. Fascinating work of literature and be sure to stroll across the street as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While it is technically a book because of what is inscribed on the marble tablets, what makes this more unusual is the size of the "display", spread over a vast area. While most of the tablet "buildings" are closed, we did find one that was open making it easier to photograph and actually get a close up view of a... More 

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Mandalay, Myanmar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of the unexpected highlights of a trip to Mandalay. Huge tablets inscribed with Buddhist teaching in a beautiful setting. It is serene and beautiful, with the added pleasure of the wonderful people of Myanmar greeting us and offering to apply Thanaka.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This "book" comprises 729 marble tablets, carved on both sides, and each tablet housed in its own little building. It is estimated that it would take 40 days, reading for eight hours a day, to complete the book. While it is an interesting place to visit, what I found most fascinating was the model of the site. That, more than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Combine your visit here with the teak monastery, the biggest book and mandalay hill they are close together. This place has a huge marble Buddha and mirror mosaic ornamentations everywhere. A feast for the eyes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As mentioned in other reviews this place is different from most other pagodas. There are literally hundreds of small pavilions each housing a page from a book carved as a large stone tablet. Remarkable endeavour. It's really beautiful and many of the locals clearly choose this as a place to have their photos taken. We worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to say. Just something you should see in mandalay. Read about it to understand what it is. 😁

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