"Mingun - A beautiful pile of bricks!" Mingun by herzog63
Mingun Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 88 photos
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:Beautiful Paya!
- In a nutshell:Lot's of bricks!
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