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Mingun Temple, Mandalay

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 380+ 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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  • Mingun can be reached by taking a local ferry from Mandalay at 9AM and the ferry returns to Mandalay at 1 PM. Its worth the visit to see the large incomplete stupa and other pagodas in the town. The f...  read more »
  • Brick by brick is a great House, the song says. They must have taken literally. Actually like the Guide says it is a pile of bricks, very nice and impressive though.
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  • Half day excursion by the jetty (ferry) from the port. The worst charge expensive entry to foreigners to enter. Maybe the campaign more in the world of one piece.
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