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Mingun Paya, Mingun

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Admire the massive, ancient structure of Mingun Paya, a huge uncompleted stupa started in 1790. The stupa, if finished, would have been the largest in the world, but an astrologer's prediction that the king would die upon its completion halted its construction. Natural disasters like the 1839 earthquake have left cracks in the stone, but the structure remains strong enough for visitors to climb the stairs to the top for fantastic views. Be sure to look for the impressive bell cast, the largest ringing bell in the world, weighing 90 tons. Before you leave, visit the nearby white pagoda with an architectural style reminiscent of Mount Meru. Arrange to visit Mingun Paya and other attractions in Mingun using our Mingun vacation route planner.
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Where to stay in Mingun

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 would probably be the largest brick temple the world if it had been completed. What we saw was only the base of the temple and it was ginormous. Because of the earthquake in 2016, the structure i...  more »
  • Access is by boat. View the "huge pile of bricks" pagoda - it has a huge vertical fissure so no climbing allowed ! Surprised anyone is allowed up the steps to go inside as there are chunks of fallen b...  more »
  • This must have been a spectacular site before being hit by the earthquake and the ravishes of time. Not sure it is worth the trip but the other sites in Mingun makes it worth it.  more »