Asia

Shwedagon Temple in Mandalay, Myanmar

Kuthodaw Pagoda (ကုသိုလ်တော်‌ဘုရား) located in Shwedagon Temple at Mandalay, Myanmar. The stupa itself, which is gilded above its terraces, is 188 feet around 57 meters high, and is modeled after the Shwezigon Pagoda at Nyaung-U near Bagan. In the grounds of the pagoda are 729 kyauksa gu or stone-inscription caves, each containing a marble slab inscribed on both sides with a page of text from thec. They are 84,000 Phra Dharmakhan in Tripitaka, Buddhism.

King Mindon Min from Burma had order people to build Kuthodaw Pagoda for a memorial to the 4th edition of the Tipitaka. The place had build from May 4, 1868. The Pagoda is over 30 meter high. The Pali scriptures are engraved on 729 marble tiles. This is the largest Pali scriptures in the world on Tripitaka, Buddhism.

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