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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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Astonishing Site

A must see in Mandalay, a serene and beautiful setting, at the center is a temple with a seated buddha, surrounded by hundreds of little pagodas (729), each one with an ornate... read more

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see in Mandalay, a serene and beautiful setting, at the center is a temple with a seated buddha, surrounded by hundreds of little pagodas (729), each one with an ornate slab with text (from the Tipitaka, Buddhist manuscripts). Local people are here having lunch and enjoying the peaceful setting.

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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On touring this amazing UNESCO world heritage site, I had one amazing experience after another. The mass of entry stuppas was alone worth a visit, but the world's largest book carved in marble is the showstopper. One aspect that really impressed me, was the size and scope of the Pagodas surroundings. It felt very large and open, with multiple buildings... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beside the main large golden stupa, there are so many pagodas each with a marble "written page". It makes me wonder at the devotion of the constructor to Buddhism.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very loose definition of the word book, I expected pages, not carved stones..... Interesting too see, and watch out for the crowds of peddlars who will follow you around

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favourite Pagoda in Mandalay it is so beautiful with 729 kyauksa gu or stone inscription caves each containing a marble slab inscribed on both sides with a page of text from the Tipitaka. It lies at the foot of mandalay hill. Nice place to take good photos around the stupas !

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Mandalay? This is a not-to-be-missed destination. The size and scale is truly mind-stretching. Stop and look at the tiny, intricate writing on any one of the hundreds of slabs, and consider the effort expended in creating this masterpiece. I was totally absorbed, and spent ages wandering around, notwithstanding the extreme heat.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "Gautama Buddha's " preaching ( VINAYA PITAKAYA - Discipline) were written on white marble slabs (pages) . I suppose it is written in Myanmar Language. There were more than 1700 slabs. Each marble page is cover with small pagoda that also in white color. The size of one page is about 3' in height and 2' in width if... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

need to be barefoot before going in, no need to pay entrance fee. The environment is very amicable. A place to visit indeed

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Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a real pleasure to visit such an incredible place. We were supprised by the architecture, the art in every single piles. It is a real different feeling when takng a walk along the yard. I will surely recommend my buddies to check in this place

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little like going back in time to stone tablets. Yet, PRECIOUS inscriptions in an ancient language await, enclosed in individual white stupors.

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