Min Kun, Myanmar (Burma)
About Mingun Bell
Mingun Bell located in Mingun, Sagaing Region, near Mandalay and Irrawaddy River. It was the heaviest functioning bell in the world at several times in history. The weight of the bell is around 90,718 kilograms. The bell is uncracked and in good ringing condition. The bell does not have a clanger but is rung by striking the outer edge.
Attractions near Mingun Bell
Mingun Pahtodawgyi lies in Mingun. Sagaing Division. It is one of the famous monuments in the world. It was one of the big fours built by King Bodawpaya around the place. It was built on the fifth waxing day of Tabodwe of 1152 ME. around 1791. But it was left unfinished due to a prophesy that. once the pagoda was completed. the country would break.
A beautiful Buddhist pagoda which was located in the heart of Sagaing which was built in the early 19th-century at the behest of King Bodawpaya Konbaung. This Pagoda is located several hundred feet from the Irrawaddy River, and the temple contains a marble footprint of the Buddha.
The pagoda was built by King Pagan Min in 1847, on the site of his former summer house where he used to live as a prince of the royal family before he became king in 1846 and ascended the throne in Amarapura. The pagoda houses a Buddha statue that was brought from India in 1839. The Buddhist monastery situated around the pagoda is called Ein Daw Yar Monastery. Standing 35M tall the pagoda is covered in goldleaf which makes for a stunning sight on a sunny day.
Yadanabon Zoological Gardens is a zoo, which is situated in Mandalay, Myanmar. It plays an important role in the conservation program of the highly endangered Burmese Roofed Turtle. It was located at the bottom of Mandalay Hill. There are nearly 300 animals, which include elephant, tigers and leopards. Yadanabon Zoo participates in the breeding program of the highly endangered Burmese Roofed Turtle.
Mandalay Hill which towers above the city and the flat plain below. Virtually all visitors and pilgrims to Mandalay either climb the 1,729 steps of the covered southern stairway with its magnificent guardian chinthe at the entry, use stairways on the other sides or use easier means and take the escalator, cars or buses to the top. From its top, and from several way-stations along the ascent, one has a magnificent panorama of the city, the old Royal Palace and Fortress, as well as the Ayeyarwady
The Mandalay Royal Palace is the last Palace built by the Burmese Royals. On the large complex are dozens of buildings including audience halls, throne halls, a monastery, a watchtower, a court building, a tooth relic building, and a library where the Buddhist scriptures were kept. It was one of the renowned structure in this region and is also a famous place among tourists.
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