One of my favourite places to visit in Mandalay, Myanmar, was the Tripitaka tablets at Kuthodaw Pagoda, otherwise known as the ‘largest book in the world’. The Pagoda was built in the 1860s by the King of Burma, before the country was known as Myanmar, because he was worried that Buddhist teachings would be affected by the invasion of the British.
The book is made up of about 730 leaves, or stone tablets, which are inscribed on both sides with the Tripitaka, the Buddhist scriptures. Each tablet is housed in a white stupa and arranged around a central golden pagoda.
The Tripitaka tablets are a unique and beautiful sight to see. It’s very peaceful walking in between the rows of stupas and admiring the beautiful architecture. I’d highly recommend you don’t miss this if you’re visiting Mandalay.
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