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Explore the Mingun Pagoda and Bell in Min Kun, Myanmar (Burma): During the high season this can be checked in the Mingun bell. The town of Mingun lies on the western bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. ! Mingun Pahtodawgyi: Not worth seeing! See detailed offspring statistics for Mingun, including victories, runs and total returns.

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Ministry Pahtodawgyi (????????????????????????????, IPA: [??? ? Ministry Pahtodawgyi (???????????????????????????, IPA: [m??????? ?? ?? ]) is an imperfectupa in Ming, about 10 kilometers North West of Mandalay in Sagaing Region in Sagaing Myanmar (formerly Burma). They are the remnants of a huge building plan that King Bodawpaya started in 1790 and was deliberately not completed.

To oversee the building of the shrine, he established an observatory on an isle off Mingun. The 15-foot Mingun Pagoda is the Pon Daw Pagoda (????????????) near the Mingun Pagoda. One variant says that the Emperor would be killed once the plan is complete. Thus the building was decelerated to avoid the realization of the prophesy, and when the Emperor passed away, the plan was stopped outright.

There is a miniature podium near, characteristic of many large podiatric designs such as the Shwedagon podium and Thatbyinnyu temples, offering a small measure of what would have been a 150 metre high one. When the building plan was terminated, the pit had reached a level of 50 meters, one third of the planned high.

A March 23, 1839 quake created enormous fissures on the surface of the surviving structure[2] The building is more of an eye-catcher than a religio. A small cabinet with a Buddha picture still acts as a place of adoration and meditation[3] Pondaw paysa or a working cast of the stupa can be seen there.

You can reach Mingun by boat across the Irrawaddy from Mandalay and then by oxcart from the dock.

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Well-known for its giant, incomplete mock-up, the Mingun Pahtodawgyi, which was supposed to be the biggest in the whole wide globe (with a projection of 150 meters), but is now devastated by the earthquake on the west bank of the Irrawaddy. There is also a Pondaw Paya, a mock-up of what the pupa should look like after its completion.

The allegedly biggest non-cracked, tinkling bells in the whole wide globe, the 90 ton heavy Mingun bells ( (with a dia. of almost 5 meters), was poured into the Mingun Pahtodawgyi and has a place of honour near by. Mingun is one of the many trips we do in Myanmar - read more here.

The Hsinbyume (Myatheindan) is a few walking distance to the northern side of the church, a different kind of pure whiteness from most of the Myanmar marquees in the world. A larger choice of pictures of Mingun can be found in our Flickr picture gallery. Mingun requires a US$3 entrance card, which also gives admission to Tagaing; you can ask for the entrance card or make a payment at the front of Mingun Pahtodawgyi.

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