The Great Mingun Bell

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info The world's largest ringing bell, Mingun Bell {picture}, is still hung in Sagaing and can still ring. The city of Sagaing is just opposite of Mandalay. It is 26 feet high and weighs 90.55 metric tons (55555 peik-thar*). That's the white text written on the bell, saying "55555".

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watch_later Operation hours: 9:00-21:00

hourglass_full Time needed: Approximately 1 hour

 

You can ring it. You can get underneath it and take photo. Ah! Isn't that exciting? Hit it with your fist and shout "I've rung the world's greatest ringing bell!" ["peik-thar": a Myanmar traditional unit of weight measurement, which equals to 3.6 pounds or 1.63 kilograms]

King Bodawpaya has a gigantic bell cast to go with his huge stupa. The Mingun Bell weighs 90 tons, or 55555 viss and is today the largest uncracked, ringing bell in the world. Mingun Bell is situated right next to the Mingun Pahtodawgyi. King Bodawpaya dedicated to construct a gigantic Pagoda, a gigantic bell and a gigantic lion during his reign. But he was not able to complete the pagoda.

 

 

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