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Reviewed January 11, 2020

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.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2020

Although the pagoda is not completed, but its size is impressive, from its top offers impressive views of the river and the surrounding area.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2020

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.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

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

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

This huge pagoda pedestal - the largest pagoda in the world was planned but never finished - is delightfully ancient, cracked and ruined. It feels like something from an Indiana Jones movie. Great for photos. Due to the earthquake damage it is no longer allowed to climb on top. Indeed, it looks like it could collapse at any moment!

A must-see in Mingun.

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Date of experience: November 2019
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