Mingun Pahtodawgyi
Mingun Pahtodawgyi
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
King Bodawpaya built the pagoda in 1790. He used thousands of people to build this pagoda. This constructions were very heavy constructions. He wanted to be the largest stupa in the country. But it finished one-third (50)m in height, the basement only. It was because of the Buddhist's rumour. The rumour is that if the stupa were finished, the whole country would be in trouble (or) the King would die. If it finished whole stupa, it would be largest stupa in the country. In 1838, this stupa were destroyed by the earthquake.
Written 11 March 2020
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The Mingun Pahtodawgyi or Mingun Pagoda is a massive unfinished pagoda built at the end of the 18th century, that was meant to be the largest pagoda in the country, but the work was halted because of the belief that its completion may bring bad luck to the kingdom. It is possible to climb to a part of the Mingun pagoda by staircases where we found countless incense sticks stuck on the wall of the pagoda – you cannot climb to the top as it has been closed after few accidents. There are remains of two giant Chinthes – leogryph meaning lion-like structures you see in front of pagodas and temples – about 29 m high, guarding the temple right in front of the pagoda facing the river.
Written 20 February 2020
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Rob Clayson
Mount Gambier, Australia2,479 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We traveled to Mingun from Mandaly on the Irrawaddy river & our first stop once we got to Mingun was the Pathodagyi Pagoda (also known as the "unfinished pagoda"). This was due to the king at the time it was started dying & the local subjects did not want to proceed after his death. A huge structure & there is only one small part you can go in. You can climb some stairs half way up but the gate is now closed to the top as there was an accident with a traveler so the government locked the gate.
Written 1 April 2019
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