Monday, November 25, 2013

MYANMAR ~ Mandalay - Kuthodaw Pagoda - UNESCO~

..This fantastic panoramic card came as an unexpected surprise from Rod's cruise on the Irrawaddy river with Pandaws river Expeditions...Another impressive religious Buddhist site from a place of which I never thought to get another (received also one in 2008) written and stamped card from...almost a sea of white pagodas... Thanks a million Rod!!

With cute stamp:
27th Sea Games Myanmar 2013
(Issued 2.09.2013)
©Photo Moe Min
Some of the 729 stupas at Kuthodaw Pagoda famous for the world’s largest book. That means that there are 729 marble slabs regarding  the entire Pali Canon of Buddhism. It will take time 5 months and 3 days to complete the entire book when 2400 monks read 24 hour and it will take  one year and 3 months when a man read 8 hours a day.

The stupa itself, which is gilded above its terraces, is 188 feet (57 m) high.

It lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill and was built during the reign of King Mindon.
Mandalay is the second largest city in Burma (after Yangon), and a former capital of Myanmar. The city is the economic and religious hub of upper Myanmar and is centred around the Royal Palace.

Kuthodaw Inscription is on UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Documentary heritage submitted by Myanmar and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2013.


  1. its nice to be back to look through your amazing collection, and this one must be right at the top :)

    1. Yep, and it came as a totally surprise...don't think I'm gonna get another one soon from there! ^__^