Kuthodaw Pagoda, Myanmar - Kuthodaw Pagoda- Colorful Buddhist Scriptures

Scenic, Mountaineering, Monastery

This pagoda was constructed by Myanmar King Mindon in 1857 at the same time as the majestic palace. Kuthodaw pagoda is also widely known as "The World's Largest Book" for its 729 upright stone slabs on which are emblazoned the Buddhist Scriptures (Tripitaka). The stone slabs are housed in its own individual tiny stupa.It is a large walled complex positioned at the base of the southeast stairway to Mandalay Hill and was constructed by King Mindon at the same time he was constructing the Royal Palace. Its central stupa is modelled on the Shwezigon at Nyaung U near Bagan.

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