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This pagoda consists of 1774 stupas! Some people said that it's the world's biggest book.
See those white little "stupas" in the background? There are 1774 of them. Those are the pages of a book - the teachings of the buddha consisting of Sutta, Vinaya, and Abhidhamma. The book is in two languages and inscribed on 1774 marble slabs. The monks are supposed to memorise them word for word. Entrance to the grounds is free. As usual, no shoes are allowed. When I was there, I saw a few monks reading out loud to themselves. Looked like they were memorising...
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