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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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  • this was our first site we visited on arriving in Mandalay.the warmth of welcome from locals,awesome size of the bell,and just the feeling of being in a different world - well worth a visit,even after...  more »
  • Prepare for coming in January. Come by boat. There are shared with other tourists or to otherwise sit together as a group (I). the Charter vessel 35000 chak big ship. Tiny 25000 chak because must take on Board 1. H. Back 1 H. There are tea and coffee. The fruit of the sale and on boats like Viet Nam., but not overused. Tourist attractions are 5 points. Yet if life really frightened villagers walking motion. There are four small wheels car hire service for 10000 chak (cheaper, but try this: per). 20000 per person admission chak. Is College Prof. Mach is Goku (to try to price. Call me at the end will be a trip request each 30 usd. First, there are about 3-4. The people. But we tell people one is enough. But it also followed 2 The people. We try to get people to come to know that each 10). after that, just 5000-10000 chak is enough for 2. The people. Places. The white pagoda which is newly painted. white forever. Stroll the white dust, mess up the leg. A large Bell and sing a couple pretty good guys. The collapse of the old pagoda. Take 1-1.5 watch location.
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  • Take a small boat and cross the Ayeyarwaddy to admire the pagoda fracassee by earthquakes, the biggest pile of bricks in the world as saying some guides. Next to it is a pagoda or novices await the tourist who photographira jumping from one stone to another. See also a big Bell bronze. This is a time location away from the noise and dust of Mandalay.
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