Mingun Bell
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It was the heaviest functioning non-cracked bell in the world at several times in history. It was casted in 1808 and finished in 1810. It s height is 12 feet.
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Gp Capt R K D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,771 contributions
Feb 2023
Mingun Bell located in Mingun, Sagaing Region, near Mandalay and Irrawaddy River. It was the heaviest functioning bell in the world at several times in history. The weight of the bell is around 90,718 kilograms. The bell is uncracked and in good ringing condition. The bell does not have a clanger but is rung by striking the outer edge.
Written 23 April 2023
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Glenn F
Mandalay, Myanmar255 contributions
Feb 2023
We rode scooters there from our home in Mandalay. It was a beautiful ride and worth the trip. The bell is fun to see and the locals are very nice there. They need visitors. We were the first 4 visitors in 4 years!
Written 20 February 2023
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia15,748 contributions
Mar 2020
This Bell has cultural and historical significance to Myanmar. To me, I see a very large and very old bell. A few minutes for a photo stop and that was it.

It is supposed to be the second largest Bell in the world. The largest Bell is in Moscow. I have seen that Bell when I visited Moscow.
Written 10 April 2020
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Zarin S
Mumbai, India738 contributions
Jan 2020
This Mingun Bell is the second largest bell in Asia. It is still in a very good condition. You can crawl underneath and ring the bell if you want to
Written 15 March 2020
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Cherry
Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
Jan 2020
Mingun bell is the third largest bell and the biggest ringing bell in the world. The first and second are in Moscow, in Russia. Each side was supported by two teak pillars before. In 1838, these two teak pillars were damaged by the earthquake. But now it was reconstructed two iron posts. You can participate ringing the bell.
Written 10 March 2020
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand941 contributions
Mar 2019
The 4-m high and 90-tons heavy Mingun bell is the largest working bell in the world, which was meant to be installed at the top of the giant pagoda. We slipped inside the huge Mingun Bell and it was so cool because of the thick metal.
Written 20 February 2020
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ron d
Caloundra, Australia632 contributions
Feb 2020
There is not much to say about the Mingun bell except that it is very big, apparently the second largest in the world. You can ring it by banging it with a stick. There is a preferred protocol for this so it is best to consult a local first. You can also crawl inside it where it is surprisingly quiet, even with visitors banging on the outside.
Written 13 February 2020
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,811 contributions
Jan 2020
This bell is huge and uncracked. I think that's why it's famous. It certainly is much revered and much visited, as it hangs in it's open sided house just along the main street if Minguin opposite the old peoples home. The street outside the bell is more fun, with street food sellers, musicians, kids playing and general mayhem.
Written 12 February 2020
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,243 contributions
Jan 2020
Reputed to be the second largest bell in the world, you'll be in the area seeing the unfinished huge Pahtodawgyi and white Hsinbyume pagodas 100 metres either side of it so its worth just a short stop.
Written 6 February 2020
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staledale
1,542 contributions
Feb 2019
The Mingun (Min Kun) Bell used to be the largest bell in the world. You'll see all of the same handful of sites as everyone else while in Min Kun, and this is one of them. Worth a brief visit; 15-30 minutes is plenty for photos, etc.
Written 20 January 2020
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