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Mingun Temple

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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar
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Private Tour: Sagaing and Inwa from Mandalay including Lunch
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Half-Day Mingun Tour from Mandalay Including Boat Ride

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Accessible by an hour's boat ride from Mandalay, one is greeted by the cow-pulled carts, their local 'taxis', but the town/village can be explored on foot. Walk past large statue... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This temple was accessible b day tour that went through some major sightseeing around the Mandalay. it is a tourist area and there are some restaurant (didn't have time to eat in one though) and lavatory that is quite handy after few hours drive. Of course there are many tourist shops also, but you can skip those. Near the Mingun... More 

Thank Jari M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Accessible by an hour's boat ride from Mandalay, one is greeted by the cow-pulled carts, their local 'taxis', but the town/village can be explored on foot. Walk past large statue ruins & local art shops, before coming to the bell. A definite tourist stop, but still a stop to see.

Thank TheNotTakenName
Davis, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mingun Bell was cast to go with huge stupa, Mingun Pahtodawgyi by King Bodawpaya in 1810. It was the largest ringing bell (90-tons) in the world until 2000 when Chinese built a 116-ton Bell of Good Luck in Henan province. It is amazing to see this ancient object!

Thank JaneJ2010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caught a small ferry across to Mingun, quite dirty, dusty around the river edge but very interesting watching all the activities. Boat boarding was fun however may be a little difficult if you have mobility issues. Lovely cruise down the irrawady river to Mingun. Mingun has the unfinished pagoda which is enormous. Quaint taxis which are oxen pulled rustic carts,... More 

Thank Julie Anne C
Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was our first site we visited on arriving in Mandalay.the warmth of welcome from locals,awesome size of the bell,and just the feeling of being in a different world - well worth a visit,even after 18 hours travel.

Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The boat rip to Mingun from Mandalay takes about one hour and is a good experience in itself. The temple, Mingun bell and some smaller temples are a 10 minute walk from the boat jetty. Two hours plus is ample time to see everything and browse the shops and small art galleries.

Thank Nigel T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss this delightful village, with a temple housing a beautiful ancient bell. Stroll around and chat to the warm local people.

Thank elizabethmF3926MM
Lewes, Delaware
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay so the people are proud that this is the largest operating bell in the world, but there were just too many people around it to make it that interesting.

Thank chazcat99
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a day trip from Mandalay-Mingun-Sagaing-Inwa-Amarapura. Nice place to visit. Mingun is really an old town.

Thank PrincessFebruary
Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.... Or maybe it's a "man thing" but I couldn't get excited about the bell. Yes it's large; and yes, it makes a beautiful sound (as bells should do!). But further than that there isn't anything more. The place itself was crowded beyond belief (so many people coming to see a bell?) and there were locals selling nuts and snacks... More 

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