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Address: Mingun, Myanmar
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+95 9 252 526 830
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The remains of what would have been the world's largest religious monument...

The remains of what would have been the world's largest religious monument if work on it hadn't been halted by an 1838 earthquake.

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Well worth the boat trip across the Irrawaddy river

After a gentle boat trip across the river you arrive at the "unfinished" pagoda started by King Bodawpaya. You will be met by many women trying to sell yo all sorts of articles. A... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a gentle boat trip across the river you arrive at the "unfinished" pagoda started by King Bodawpaya. You will be met by many women trying to sell yo all sorts of articles. A few "dobi dobi" will kwell them!

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the largest brick pagoda that was ever built, but not finished. Now, it is mostly in ruins and falling apart due to earthquake. Still, the view from the surrounding area is impressive.

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Bennekom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lump of bricks is beautiful because of its seize. An enormous pile of bricks, what was once to be an pagoda.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was not over taken by this at all, whilst the actual site looks like it would have been amazing, before the earthquake in the late 1800, it now is sadly trodden and and a bit down beat. Be prepared to get royalty hassled by the seller, who quite franky you have to rude to to get rid of them, then... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Took boat ride to Mingun. First structure one sees is the huge unfinished stupa ravaged by time and earthquakes. The 2 giant lions guarding the entrance have also been ravaged by time and earthquakes. It is a good reminder of grandiose ideas of man and the law of impermanence.

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Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was an interesting structure and was uncompleted as the King Bodawpaya's as astrologer claimed that once the stupa was finished the king would die. there is a massive crack in it following the 1839 earth quake. There are wonderful artist markets close by.

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Tumut, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Its worth the boat ride over from Mandalay. Amazing Paya, the amount of bricks and brick-work is astounding. The stairs to the top are locked of for safety....would be a great view. Head down to The Garden Cafe for lunch afterwards

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This place looks best from some distance. It looks really great and feels little scary to look at it closely, because it's hardly damaged and the pieces are very obvious. For best pics go to the left side and in the corner is the best view. If you get there by ferry, leave it for last to avoid pic crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

You have to purchase a 5000 kyat p.p. ticket that covers both Mingun and Sagaing archeological sites. We weren't asked for it in Sagaing but had to purchase in Mingun. Totally worth it. To get to Minguin we took the Government operated Tourist ferry for 5000 kyat p.p. return. You need your passport to buy the ticket - why, don't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

After a leisurely boat trip, and running the gauntlet of a few local vendors, the view of this unfinished pagoda is amazing. Made from hand-made paver-like bricks, it is a massive, solid structure that has withstood time and a few earthquakes. Look for the remnants of one of the lions nearby – it’s massive as well. Well worth a walk... More 

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