Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, Mandalay

4.6
A magnificent gilded 57 m (188 ft) tall stupa the foot of Mandalay Hill, Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book features a courtyard with 729 white marble shrines, each of which contains a 1.53 m (5 ft) tall slab inscribed on both sides. Walking around these mini-temples built in 1860, you can read the entire Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. In fact, it took a team of 2,200 monks working in tandem nearly half a year to read all of the stone tablets. Enjoy the serenity of this splendid structure’s inner courtyard, with many Buddha images and flowers. Dress respectfully, making sure not to wear shorts. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book and many more Mandalay attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Mandalay trip itinerary planner .
Create an itinerary including Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,584 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I came down the Mandalay Hill after sunset to visit a temple that had not yet closed. At this time, I thought that there were no people except myself, but sometimes local people came by car. In the center of the temple is the main hall and the Gold Pagoda, and there are countless small pagodas of white on the left and right of the approach. It seemed that the row of the small pagoda continued endlessly because it was not able to see ahead when coming at night.
    View original
  • Apart from saying you have been there, not a lot to see other than a lot of stupas that "hold" the original teachings (we are told but can't see) Won't take you long.  more »
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Mandalay

View all >
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Mandalay

View all >
1.6
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Mandalay

3.8
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 4​h
2.4
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Mandalay

5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h

Shopping in Mandalay

5.0
Duration: 30​min
3.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.6
Duration: 30​min
3.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Mandalay

4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 6​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h