Kuthodaw Pagoda

Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay

Kuthodaw Pagoda (or Maha Lawka Marazein Paya), situated at the base of the southeast stairways to Mandalay Hill, is known as “the World’s Largest Book”. There are 729 stone slabs around the pagoda perplexing and the whole 1460 pages Buddhist Scripture are inscribed. Each one page is three and a half feet wide, five feet tall and five inches thick. Each one stone slab has its own particular roof and a little stupa. They are all set around a central golden pagoda. These stone slabs of Buddhist scripture are undeniably significant for Buddhist monks and researchers. It is an expansive walled complex which was constructed by King Mindon when he was also building the Royal Palace. Its central stupa replicates the Shwezigon at Nyaung U close to Bagan.

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