Mingun

Mingun

 

Mingun is a town in Sagaing Division, Myanmar, located 11 km up the Ayeyarwaddy River from Mandalay. A 45-minute boat trip to Mingun is very pleasant with plenty of life on the river to see. It is the site of two famous monuments - the Mingun Pahtodawgyi (unfinished pagoda) and the Mya Theindan Pagoda.


View of Mingun seen from the Ayeyarwaddy River

Interesting Places in Mingun


Mingun Pahtodawgyi Pagoda

The Mingun Pahtodawgyi is one of the famous monuments in the world. It is also known as the world's largest unfinished pagoda.

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Mingun Bell

The Mingun Bell is one of the world's largest ringing bells dated A.D 2000.

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Mya Theindan Pagoda

Mya Theindan Pagoda is also known as Hsinbyume Pagoda. It was built by King Bagyidaw in 1816.

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Mingun Home for the Aged

It was founded by Daw Oo Zun when she herself reached senior age in 1915 with a view of looking after homeless and those in need of care and comfort. It is the first home for the aged established in Myanmar.






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