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Mingun Temple, Mandalay

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The life's work of an eccentric king, Mingun Temple stands as a testament to a construction project meant to create one of the world's largest shrines. Commissioned in 1790 by King Bodawpaya, the temple never saw completion due to prophetic fears of the king's death should the structure ever be finished. You'll immediately notice that the temple towers above the surrounding forest and river shore, measuring 52.4 m (172 ft) in height. Wander the grounds around the monumental temple base and you'll see other features of the complex, including two giant stone lions and an enormous bell. Don't miss the nearby model that illustrates the hypothetical appearance of the would-be structure. Use our Mandalay holiday planner to visit Mingun Temple on your trip to Mandalay, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Bell can be seen with their enormous size. It sounds good, because made of an alloy of 5 metals.
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  • After the earthquake, this temple is very damaged, for how long we will be able to visit it, hard to say. Then make a stop... Upon arrival a lot of people trying to sell their memory, not easy because a no is not welcome. . You will love, is photo because know could this picture be there last trip
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  • We did the trip of 45 minutes over the Ayerwaddy for us travel to Mingun. The Bell is impressive with its 35 cm thick and justifies a stop if you're in the corners. The visit quickly concluded, 15 minutes.
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