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All reviews impressive site earthquake damage irrawaddy river large cracks huge building locked gate main entrance mingun bell worth the climb worth a visit pile monument construction king project remains base
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A huge pagoda with an interesting history. It’s supposed to be the biggest pagoda in the world, but have never finished. The earthquake made a huge damage but it’s still worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carolding71
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's difficult not to reflect upon the folly of man's ambition when you see this place. The pagoda was never finished (for a variety of reasons), but it would have been utterly massive if it had been. Today it's a very impressive, very large pile...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy F
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Went to Pathodawgyi Pagoda while visiting the village of Mingun. The ruins of the unfinished Pagoda are very impressive and it was very interesting to hear the history of the Pagoda. Would recommend a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nik c
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Having been to pagodas in Mandalay and Yangon sheet we were hassled and rushed. This was a laid back experience and although there was lots of shopping there was no one pushing you. A lovely pagoda ,well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChrisB189
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This is massive however unfinished. It was supposed to be largest pagoda and brick wall in world. Interesting to visit

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This is absolutely a hidden gem that many people didn’t know. It was 1 KM from the famous white pagoda in Mingun. It was a huge and different with other temples which become its uniqueness :)

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

The Mingun Pagoda should have been the world's biggest Pagoda if it was ever finished. Unfortunately, due to wrong engineering and frequent earthquakes it wasn't finished. However, it's a great site to visit. You spot it from the middle of Irrawadi river when crossing it...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

You can go this place by boat, by car or motorbike on your own. I went there with by car and it took 1 and half hour. Drive beside of the river and some part of the road is very narrow. Before you reach Mingun,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Pagoda, together with destroyed lions, is one more proof of delusions of grandeur of those who have power. Never finished but still showing the mastery of the engineers and construction workers several hundred years ago.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank smallhausen1
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Very bad shape. No maintenance. Unsafe to go up the hill due to lack of repair. First major temple along the route. Better to have a guide due to rich history.

Date of experience: December 2017
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