Kuthodaw Pagoda

   A pagoda, built in the style of the Shwezigon in Pagan (Bagan), constructed by King Mindon in Mandalay. The building itself is not especially significant, but on the pagoda grounds are 729 marble stelae carved with the entire Tipitaka, or Buddhist scriptures, often called "the biggest book in the world." Each stele is covered by its own stupa. The king commissioned them after completion of the Fifth Great Buddhist Council in 1874.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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