The Maha Lawka Marazein Kuthodaw Pagoda

User Rating:  / 0
Poor    Best    


info It is situated at about 274.2m from the foot of the Mandalay Hill, to the southeast of the Mandalay Hill. The pagoda was built by King Mindon in M.E 1221. Its height is 57.27m. It was completed along with the construction of three great walls in M.E 1224.

monetization_on No entry fees

watch_later Operation hours: 8:00-20:00

hourglass_full Time needed: Approximately 1 hour


Within these three walls, in the 5.26hectres wide precinct, the Buddhist scriptures of the Three Baskets were inscribed on stone slabs and housed in shrines, the total number of the inscriptions being 729. This task of meritorious deed was completed in M.E 1230. The inscriptions were inscribed on alabaster slabs of 1.52m long, 1.06m wide and 0.15m thick, and about 0.46m of the slab was erected in the ground.


Kuthodaw Pagoda, The World's Biggest Book

It is figuratively called the World's Biggest Book. With the public donated money, an ornamental umbrella of stone was offered to shelter each standing inscription slab so as to preserve the inscriptions through time and changes. Between one cave-shrine housing the inscription slab and another were systematically grown star-flower trees and Madhuca longifolia at equal distances under the supervision of the Moe Bye Sit-ke ( Second-in-command of a military unit ) in M.E 1254. Today visitors to the pagoda can pay obeisance to the Buddha Image, and enjoy sweet recreation beneath the sweet-smelling, cool, shady trees.


Entrance of the pagoda


Explanatory inscriptions at the entry in Myanmar and English


Central golden pagoda


Some of the 729 stupas at Kuthodaw Pagoda


Two rows of stupas with their new htis


build Year established: n.a.

directions Directions:

place Aung Myay Thar San Township, Mandalay

local_phone n.a.

email no email

public no web site

local_taxi Estimated taxi fare: n.a.

directions_bus Bus directions: n.a.

directions_railway Train directions: n.a.

map See map below:

help_outline Get a free quotation for a Myanmar tour to visit this place.

grade Give a star-rating on this place or write a FB comment below:



thumb_up Do you like this? Share it to friends..

comment Tell others what you think.. Your reviews and comments are valuable to others..

Looking for a hotel in Yangon? or Bagan?

We recommend...

Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA) was formed under the supervision of the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism in year 2002

and is the principal association formed with the expressed purpose of organizing the private sector travel agencies, tour operators and travel related businesses in the promotion of Myanmar as a pre


Evocative Myanmar was established in July 2014. It is a well-organized Travel & Tours company with dedicated professionals.

Our company is a customer-oriented company which dedicates to give our customers excellent services and unforgettable travel experiences.  

Address: No.(115/B2), Insein Road, 9 Quarter, Hlaing Township, Yangon.
Tel: (+95 1) 230 5310, (+95 9) 943 084


We also recommend...


Committed to serving customers and providing the total solutions to meet their needs, Zenith Power Company Limited (ZP) is one of the fastest growing service companies providing publicly traded engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) services in Myanmar. We lead the clients through our exceptional services and technical know how


Who's Online

We have 86 guests and no members online