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Mingun Bell, Mingun

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Visit Mingun Bell to hear the ring of one of the world's largest bells. Cast in 1808, it held the record as the world's largest bell several times, before being eclipsed by one from China in 2010. The 6 m (20 ft) high, 90-ton bronze object features inscriptions describing its weight on the outside. This bell doesn't have a clapper; instead, it is rung by striking its outer edge. Give it a good hit, striking the bell is permitted. Arrange to visit Mingun Bell and other attractions in Mingun using our Mingun travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 8, 2017
    There are many unfinished pagoda, and you can play it with a tree that is there, that if, always odd, 3 or 5. Very curious, and together with the unfinished Pagoda and the Hsinbyume, fundamentally in the area. Takes you not more than half an hour visit it.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Built 200 years ago, was the heaviest in the world until 2000. Today is protected by a roof and is intact, despite the earthquakes and adversity. It is possible to get inside and make her play by striking her with a stick (not striker). To see during the tour to Mingun.
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  • July 16, 2017
    This was the heaviest bell in the world until 2000 when the Bell of Good Lock in China was unveiled. Still it is very impressive and you can even ring it. Just make sure no none is inside when you do ...  more »

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Mingun itself has no accommodations, although the city of Mandalay lies just an hour's boat ride to the south along the Ayeyarwady River. A very popular excursion for visitors to Mandalay, boats run from the jetty each morning bound for Mingun. Mandalay's accommodations are a varied bunch, with some particularly upmarket and refined options seated alongside altogether more backpacker-friendly fare, such as hostels and simple guesthouses.
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