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Mingun Glocke, Mingun

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Visit Mingun Glocke 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 Glocke and other attractions in Mingun using our Mingun travel itinerary planner.
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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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  • This is part of the attractions of the Min Kun area. Spend ten minutes here and ring the bell with a block of wood if you wish or stand under it. A minor attraction.  more »
  • It was the second biggest bell in the world (the largest is reputed to be in Russia but it sits on the ground so does not count) till the Chinese recently made a bigger one. Still it is HUGE and great...  more »
  • This immense, 90 ton bell is well worth a quick visit on an excursion to Mingun one hour boat ride up river from Mandalay. It is also the world's largest intact bell as the only larger bell, in Moscow...  more »