MINGUN AREA

The 90 tons weighted Mingun Bell was cast in the late 18th Century and it is the third largest bell in the world. The unfinished Mingun Stupa was never finished even building on it for 20 years. You can imagine the sheer size of the project, when knowing that the Stupa was stopped building at a height of around 60 meters, whereas it was planned to be around 150 meters. It partly cracked during an earthquake around 70 years ago. If you are not afraid of heights, you may climb the steep stairs. Besides the Stupa is Mingun Bell, 200 years old and weighing 90 tons, the biggest ringing bronze bell in the world. There is also Myatheindan Stupa, depicting the Buddhist concept of cosmology.