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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 note is especially for the boat ride and the white pagoda. The boat cost 5000 k per person and must be added as usual in the famous Burma tax areas archaeological, 5000 per person, and even if you can't visit these sites! The racket continues... other than that, the temple unfinished n has no interest, a big pile of rocks, it is better to spend time a white pagoda a little further, a 10 min walk to beautiful pictures
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  • I think it takes a boat fee of 5,000 kyats and mingun entrance fee 5000 kyats from Mandalay, but is worth the price. Attractions are located around the schedule on the ship, two and half hours in the field think fun or just don't have time, so things become slowly moves around the Ming in Paya, a picture of the completed.
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  • Took boat ride to Mingun. First structure one sees is the huge unfinished stupa ravaged by time and earthquakes. The 2 giant lions guarding the entrance have also been ravaged by time and earthquakes....  more »