Mingun

Mingun is a town in Sagaing Region, northwest Myanmar (Burma), located 11 km up the Ayeyarwady River on the west bank from Mandalay. Its main attraction is the ruined MingunPahtodawgyi, monumental uncompleted stupa began by King Bodawpaya in 1790, considered to be world’s largest one if finished and the Mingun Bell. It is one of the most visited places in Mandalay and well known for its Mingun Bell cast in 1790 AD, weighing 90 tons, and also the largest ringing bell in the world. Opposite the Pagoda you will see remains of the colossal huge brick lions facing river. The boast-ride excursions the Mingun provide you and excellent chance to take a sunbath on the boat, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Mingun is fine for a half-day excursion. Hsibyumepagaoda, Settawya, Myatheindan Pagoda and Home-age are also worth visiting.