"Mingun - A beautiful pile of bricks!" Mingun by herzog63

Mingun Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 88 photos

Mingun Paya and surroundings

The highlight of the trip to Mingun is definately the Huge Mingun Paya. It is 50 meters high and was going to be 150 meters high but King Bodawpaya died and work stopped on it. It took 30 years to get it to the point is now.Then in 1838 there was a big earthquake that put some huge cracks into it. I wonder how many barbeque pits could be made with all of these bricks??
In the picture you can see how massive the doorway is. Other things to see in Mingun are the banks of the Ayerwaddy River, the Huge Mingun Bell, Hsinbume Paya, Mingun Sanitarium and some other smaller Payas.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful Paya!
  • In a nutshell:Lot's of bricks!
  • Last visit to Mingun: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2005 at 4:54 AM

    that is a serious bell ! I wouldnt like to be stood next to it when it is rung ! lovely page Scott

  • aukjejetty's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2005 at 2:49 AM

    Brings back wonderful memories, and I really like your NBA-card idea, I struggle with the same thing. I am also against candy, and brought stickers of Holland, a great succes!

  • l_joo's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2004 at 9:20 AM

    Nice shopping tip here.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2004 at 2:58 AM

    Very interesting and got tips. Mornings sound much cooler on the bricks.

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2004 at 4:16 AM

    Those steps sure look like hot! And the 90ton bell, better get out of it! Another great page with some wonderful photos.

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2004 at 5:11 PM

    Just for travel advanture one has to suffer so much but why your son suffered so much ? Very hot page Scott.

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2004 at 6:06 PM

    The ticket probably lasts longer than what the average person's feet could stand......LOL. It would be the quickest trip from my perspective...........can you wear a sock? Great page, thank you Scott.

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2003 at 10:26 AM

    Another great and great page Scott. What a beautiful pics!

  • salinhopt's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2003 at 3:09 PM

    Fascinating scenary! Loved the page! There's so many beautifull places lost in the world for us to explore! Best wishes

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2003 at 10:10 AM

    A wonderful page and great pics about a completely unknown place for me ... great views and the 90 ton-bell, very interesting.


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