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Address: Mandalay, Myanmar

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Climb to the top

Mingun Temple and the huge bell just down the road are essential stops on a tour of this region. I made a day trip from Mandalay with a motorbike taxi as my guide (seeing lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Steve9119
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Mingun Temple and the huge bell just down the road are essential stops on a tour of this region. I made a day trip from Mandalay with a motorbike taxi as my guide (seeing lots of places on the way) nice day out and lots to see. Climb the steps to the top, some local kids will guide the way... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A boat ride on the Irrawaddy river will take you to Mingun. This is a must see in the Mandalay area. The large remnant was damaged in an earthquake not too long ago.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Super views over the town. The barefoot ride up the escalators was a bit of a challenge - will the teeth eat my toes? At least the power stayed on for the ride. Quite a romantic destination

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This pagoda is huge. It was purposely not finished as it was belived a curse would be cast upon all if it was. Damaged by an eathquake it is now in ruins but still an awesome site to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hire a private boat( approx.) $40.00 for the trip. Request you go to local village further upriver after visit to Mingun. A wonderful experience. About 4/5 hours total return trip. Great value.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A fun trip upriver, bit busy at the temple but less so at the bell. Take the back paths through the village to the Mya Thein Tan Pagoda, it will appear by surprise and is stunning in pure white.

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Just read from the books and studied at school;;;;after been there look liked a paradise and unbelievable places ...so many things can get experiences from these places...

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Draper, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The most impressive thing about this is the view from the river. Up close it's merely the unfulfilled vision of another megalomaniac who had access to the labor of slaves and prisoners of war. King Bodawpaya came up with this project after looting the huge Buddha image in the Mahamuni Pagoda from the southern Mrauk U kingdom. He also proclaimed... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I especially loved the ox drawn "taxis"!! The bell is massive and I'm amazed that the Temple is still standing having survived 2 earth quakes in its history!

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Singapore River, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a very surprising find in the middle of nowhere ! It is best to come here by ferry from Mandalay. I took the road journey instead from Mandalay and it was long (but quite interesting in its own way too). Come early - otherwise you may get blisters on your bare feet if you want to climb up... More 

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