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Monasteries around Mandalay

The biggest book Temple

The biggest book Temple (or)
Kuthodaw Paya. (Maha Lawka Marazein pagoda)

This pagoda is commontly known as Kuthodaw( The great Royal Bounty) it was build in 1857 by the king Mindone on the model of shwezigon pagoda at Bagan. The distinctive feather  of this pagoda is the collection at 729 white marble slabs an which the Buddhist cannon (Tipitakas) has been inscribed as edited by the 5th Buddhists synod which King Mindone convened in 1871. The scared slab are housed in Cave- like brick building surround the central pagoda. This collection is unique in the Buddhist World and is high prized all oriental scholars.

Golden Palace Monastery (or) Shwe Nan Taw Monastery


Shwenandaw Kyaung is North- East of Mandalay city down town. Close to the east of the Atumashi monastery is the Shwenandaw Monastery. It was built by King Hsipaw.

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