Pahtodawgyi Pagoda
Pahtodawgyi Pagoda
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia13,326 contributions
Mar. 2020
At first glance, it looks like a large block of rock with some large cracks caused by a previous earthquake.

Looking at the large cracks, enter at your own peril.

There is a stairway on one side, for those who choose to climb up to get a view of the place.
Written April 10, 2020
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Zarin S
Mumbai, India738 contributions
Jan. 2020
This would have been the biggest Stupa but it remains unfinished. As per folk lore the city would be destroyed if it was completed
Written March 15, 2020
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Tomas H
211 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Surprisingly this was better than i expected. The temple is huge!!! Nothing much to see inside but u can walk around and admire. It's really massive and the cracs after the earthquakes make u think...
Written February 17, 2020
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ron d
Caloundra, Australia626 contributions
Feb. 2020
We travelled to the village of Mingun by boat from Mandalay and as we approached we saw what appeared to be a large sandstone mesa. This seemed a bit odd because there was nothing similar in the surrounding country. When we got close we discovered that it was man-made, and was the remnants of a huge brick pagoda that was never finished. It was intended to be 150 metres high but only the first 50 metres were built. It was subsequently damaged by earthquakes so there are big cracks and large chunks have fallen down.

While this may all seem rather mundane, the sheer size of it was fascinating. It is hard to believe the amount of work and materials that were used to build it. I can only imagine how magnificent it would have been if the extra 100 metres had been added.
Written February 13, 2020
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,875 contributions
Jan. 2020
Now much more tourist controlled and less wild than when I first visited ten years ago this building was intended to be the worlds biggest pagoda but never completed due to superstition or costs, read the story to find out. So only completed to one third of the intended height, but still huge, it was damaged by an earthquake in 1839, 49 years after work started. It is 45 minutes drive or river trip from the city but with the very pretty white Hsinbyume pagoda a few hundred metres away and the Mingun bell it is worth a visit to the area.
Written February 6, 2020
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staledale
1,540 contributions
Feb. 2019
Pahtodawgyi Temple in the middle of a massive rock/brick formation; kind of like Petra. Located across the street from the Lions of Stone, and about one-half block south of the Min Kun Bell. There is a small temple inside up the middle steps. The steps on the right-hand side go up the side of the rock formation a short way, but there is a closed gate not far up the hill due to previous earthquake damage. Really beautiful.
Written January 20, 2020
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HGC_13
Gold Coast, Australia217 contributions
Nov. 2019
This pagoda is worth seeing as it would have been the biggest stupa in the world had they completed it. The Mingun Pahtodawgyi is an incomplete monument stupa in Mingun, northwest of Mandalay. The ruins are the remains of a massive construction project begun by King Bodawpaya in 1790 which was intentionally left unfinished. This could have been the world’s largest pagoda, intended to reach a staggering height of 152 meters.
Written January 11, 2020
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WhiteMouseBurrow
Moscow, Russia2,343 contributions
Dec. 2019
Although the pagoda is not completed, but its size is impressive, from its top offers impressive views of the river and the surrounding area.
Written January 11, 2020
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Lynkster
Australia253 contributions
Dec. 2019
Our guide said that the structure is mostly solid, although a small alcove on the side exists with a Buddha statue for worshipping. Most visitors head up a stairway installed within the damaged side to the top for some reason, before heading back down again. Despite that, we were advised not to enter as the structure is unstable since the last earthquake. It impresses on sheer size, but history says the pagoda was intentionally left incomplete, possibly due to a prophecy that states a downfall of some sort or another would happen were it to be completed. A sizeable tourist market exists around the area.
Written January 6, 2020
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SOE AUNG LIN
Bangkok, Thailand28 contributions
Dec. 2019
The pagoda was set to be the largest Stupa in the world, however, it was never finished since astrologer advised the King not to finished it, otherwise, bad fortune might come to the King. The stunning pagoda based reflect the rich of culture and architecture knowledge of ancient time
Written January 4, 2020
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