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Mingun Temple, Mandalay
(3.8/5 based on 420 reviews on the web)
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 ride is especially true for his arrival by boat because the pagoda which was most of the world was never completed, only the base was built and abandoned on the death of the King. A little later the Bell the biggest in the world after that of Moscow which is cracked while it has kept a beautiful tone and resonance
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  • a huge Bell - the biggest still intact Bell in the world. Only those in the Kremlin is bigger, but that is broken. Almost beaten track.
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  • After a small boat trip, you come to the MingunTempel. The boat ride is very nice and definitely to recommend. The temple itself is only a large square d but rather were the many smaller temples outside rum. Otherwise many small stands with different things to wander around and try out. They were not pushy with me and thus I could well enjoy the visit. Who has the choice should be here in beautiful weather shut down because one then has a better view of the surrounding area.
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