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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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  • 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 »
  • Unfinished monumental Temple because of predictions of an astrologer. Given the size of the base, it would have been a gigantic pagoda, probably the largest in the world? He must see her now, because cracks let say that the next earthquake...
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  • After a gentle boat trip across the river you arrive at the "unfinished" pagoda started by King Bodawpaya. You will be met by many women trying to sell yo all sorts of articles. A few "dobi dobi" will...  more »