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World's Largest Book

A cache by SpeedCore, JelloBee & Zaw Moe Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/08/2018
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The Kuthodaw Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa, located in Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar), that contains the world's largest book. It lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill and was built during the reign of King Mindon. The stupa itself, which is gilded above its terraces, is 188 feet (57 m) high, and is modelled after the Shwezigon Pagoda at Nyaung-U near Bagan. In the grounds of the pagoda are many kyauksa gu or stone-inscription caves, each containing a marble slab inscribed on both sides with a page of text from the Tripitaka, the entire Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. More about the history and futher Details here.

Your Task

At the header coordinates, you'll find many similar Stupas. But they are similar only at first sight. Your task is to find the stupa that is different from the others. Actually, there are two different from the outside but only one is different also from the inside. The number of stone slabs inside this "special stupa" shall be A. Next, find the very first page of the book. It's inside a stupa in one of the corners of the square. Take the abbreviation of the cardinal direction, translate it to digits and form the crossfoot. For example for southeast would be SE -> 19+5 -> 24. Note that for B. Finally, count all stupas inside the area and call it C (or just google that). To get the final coordinates, just put in the variables A, B and C and you're good to go!

The cache is located at: N 22° 00.2*A*B+2*A E 96° 06.C+B

Please note the opening hours: 8.00AM to 4.30PM!

Happy reading!
SpeedCore, JelloBee & Zaw Moe

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq gur terra naq juvgr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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