The best part of Mingun was the boat trip, which was fun. The town felt very touristy to us and most (ok, all) temples looked neglected. You pay a 5,000k ticket so would have expected the temples to be kept in better shape. Maybe we...More
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With a visit to Mingun, this stupa will be a place to stopover for a quick picture. Nothing much really to see and we're not allowed to go to the top of the unfinished stupa.
This is a must! Wonderful site with so much history. The Pagoda was never finished and now has some huge cracks in it. It was commissioned by King Bodawpaya in 1790.
I've did this excursion in about 2 hours. I took a horse ride from the picking boat point (they've asked for 10k yats, I've paid 7k) and took to an ancient wooden Buddhist monastery, ruins with an incredible Buddha and some brick pagodas and a...More
Mingun is a nice morning boatride away from the Mandalay shores. On a street riddled with shops, the sights are all within walking distance. The massive cube pagoda (Pa hto taw gyi) can unfortunately only be seen from the outside and the bright white Hsinbyume...More
We crossed the river by ferry which was great. This was one of several attractions close together near the pier and while is is really nothing very special, taken with the other places it was interesting.
If one must go to the island, then make the most out of it. Other than that, it is not that big of the deal. It is just a big bell.
The place is outside the city and it is interesting to visit 3 place in a row start with the white pagoda (simple but classy, you can see the surrounding once you climb up to the top, they provide a stair hold if you get...More