The World's Largest Book
You can find the biggest book in the world in Burma.
In 1860, King Mindon of Burma wanted to leave something behind.
He loved reading so he figured, "Why not leave the world's largest book behind?"
In 1860, he started the construction in the capital. You can still see this book there today.
It has seven hundred and thirty leaves and one thousand six hundred and forty pages. Each one is made from local marble and has around one hundred lines of writing.
Each of the pages is three and a half feet wide, five feet tall, and five inches thick.
What story could be that good?
The book contains the Pail Canon, which is a collection of scriptures in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. First written down over two thousand years ago, Mindon felt that these scriptures would be a fitting testament to his life.