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Kuthodaw Pagoda


Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay


This Pagoda Contains the Largest Book in the World


The World's Largest Book - Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar


Kuthodaw Pagoda and Mandalay Hill


Visiting the Kuthodaw Pagoda in Myanmar!

Kuthodaw Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa, located in Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar), that contains the world's largest book. It lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill and was built during the reign of King Mindon. The stupa itself, which is gilded above its terraces, is 188 feet (57 m) high, and is modelled after the Shwezigon Pagoda at Nyaung-U near Bagan. In the grounds of the pagoda are 729 kyauksa gu or stone-inscription caves, each containing a marble slab inscribed on both sides with a page of text from the Tripitaka, the entire Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism.