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The Kuthodaw Paya houses "the world's largest book", 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures.
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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful in mandalay near of our sibling home. Reality to see the history of myanmar, mandalay. Near of mandalay that around beauty area

Thank agkhantoo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend going here! We found it to be a very relaxing place and hundreds of white stupas were beautiful! A nice place to relax if you have time sit down in the shade and read a book!

Thank Emmathexplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure if we were a little pagoda-ed out, or just the heat, but we couldn’t get right into this one especially after the Golden Palace. Interesting to see all the holy “books” in reality stone inscriptions, there are dozens of them. Didn’t quite see...More

Thank Mike_Dennehy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the better temples to visit when in Mandalay — there are many beautiful white structures containing various pages of a book. It’s similar to many different temples in the region but stands out because of the white structures.

Thank Phebe H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on our walk back after our trip to the top of Mandalay Hill. It was very beautiful and well worth checking out when your in Mandalay

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like this place. We just visited this pagoda and I am amazed on how it is actually made. The complex is big and you can see all the Triptaka there (if you have time). The place is not too crowded when we were there...More

Thank Lim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing complex to wander around and get lost in. Go when the sun is high for those perfect sunny Instagram shots!

Thank Neil_Travels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This magical place consists of hundreds of stupas with a carved stone in each one of them, which, if you would stack them, would make the world's largest book. It's a really photogenic place. Don't miss it.

1  Thank DH65
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's not exactly a "book" , but it is a lovely site. Certainly worth a look as it is a unique place for sure. And the white stupas are quite a stunning vision driving in.

1  Thank RS108
Reviewed 10 July 2018

If in Mandalay you need to go it's close to city and palace. Unusual but there are better sites like skinny budda not as old but more interestin

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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