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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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  • Its worth the boat ride over from Mandalay. Amazing Paya, the amount of bricks and brick-work is astounding. The stairs to the top are locked of for safety....would be a great view. Head down to The G...  more »
  • This place looks best from some distance. It looks really great and feels little scary to look at it closely, because it's hardly damaged and the pieces are very obvious. For best pics go to the left ...  more »
  • A must see because I think when the next earthquake. The temple will fall. So do the beautiful photo because soon it will be over the possibility. . Good trip
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