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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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  • The king was advised by his astrologer that if he were to complete this pagoda he would die. He stopped it and died immediately anyways. The pagoda is majestic even though impacted by 2 earthquakes. A...  more »
  • A leisurely boat journey down the mighty Ayarwaddy River takes one to the very impressive Mingun Paya has been severely damaged by successive earthquakes but still stands as imposing and magnificent t...  more »
  • Also called the Pahtogawdi Pagoda. Though unfinished still a must see and in its natural habitat it does stand out majestic and tall