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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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Short visit in the early morning

Went there because of the curiosity, and it was really an amazing place, that you can feel the peaceful inside wherever you walk around the temple you can feel really calm. A must... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there because of the curiosity, and it was really an amazing place, that you can feel the peaceful inside wherever you walk around the temple you can feel really calm. A must visit place if you ever in Mandalay, too bad i didn't have much time to appreciate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Get there early (ie, before 10am) to avoid the crowds of tourist buses. These two properties are amazing - a photographer's delight. Hundreds and hundreds of white pagodas, beautifully lined up. Kuthodaw allows you to walk amongst the buildings and even has a few of the pagodas open to get close to the carved tablets. No entry charge for visitors,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Again, we must go inside with bare food, but the paving were so so dirty and dusty, stones bite your feet ,not worth to what shown inside,... must more improve to attract visitor.

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Tucson
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was surprisingly unimpressive. Nothing about it stands out in the way that other Pagodas struck me. It is something to do in Mandalay and only takes minutes to see.

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Seattle
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pages have been carved into slabs. Many many. Interesting idea but so so to see. Like other sites, it takes time to go and see...you can skip this.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting as you can look into each of the 'pages' and see the writing, The level of detail is amazig on each page!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kuthodaw Pagoda is an interesting place to visit, wonderful for taking photos, especially when there are dramatic skies. There are 729 individual white pagodas that contain stone slabs with the Buddhist teachings engraved on them. The golden pagoda is impressive, but it is the individual white pagodas that steal the show. Located at the base of Mandalay Hill, it... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful serene place, where local people come to pray. The number of pagodas is gigantic! In each of the pagodas is one page in stone of the holy book of buddhists.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is not far from the Golden Palace Monastery. There are many small white stupas, and the overall impression is that it is pretty; however, there is a lot of rubbish and there are many plastic bags with bits of food that have been left behind. The numerous temple cats and dogs look unwell and the dogs all seem... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another example of amazing dedication to a religion. And a peaceful religion in this case. Barefoot again. Carrying wet wipes to clean the dirt off my feet.

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