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Kuthodaw Pagoda

The Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay is situated at the bottom of the southeast stairway up to Mandalay Hill. It is often called the World’s Largest Book, due to its 730 marble tablets covered on both sides with dense script, comprising the entirety of the Theravada Buddhism canon. Each tablet stands over 1.5 metres tall and are 12 centimetres thick. When the British annexed Upper Burma in the mid-1880s they looted the temple for the gold ink and gems that decorated the slabs. The writing has now been replaced with black ink and although perhaps not so ornate, the effect is still beautiful. Guides and proud locals love to tell visitors that if a man was to read the slabs for 8 hours a day, it would take him 6 months to finish.

Kuthodaw Pagoda is one of Myanmar’s most sacred sites. Even in peak season Kuthodaw Pagoda (also known as Kuthodaw Paya) is remarkably tranquil. Unfortunately some sections of Kuthodaw are closed to visitors. Nonetheless, there is enough space to wander amongst the slabs in peace and at one’s own leisure.

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