The 9 Best Things to do in Mingun, Sagaing Region

January 22, 2022 Brandee Mangan

Discover the best top things to do in Mingun, Myanmar including Ayeyarwaddy River, Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mingun Bell, Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, Sat Taw Yar Pagode, Shin Phu Me, Mingun Pahtodawgyi, Lions of Stone, Eagle Eye Mgmg.

1. Ayeyarwaddy River

Mingun Myanmar
Excellent
46%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Ayeyarwaddy River

The little Jetty here in Mingun seemed to quite busy. There boats coming and going the whole time I was there.

Reviewed By WhiteMouseBurrow - Moscow, Russia

On the river you can hire a boat - a large boat - and enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine. A good alternative to watching the sunset on a hilltop surrounded by a crowd of tourists.

2. Hsinbyume Pagoda

Mingun Myanmar
Excellent
59%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 310 reviews

Hsinbyume Pagoda

Reviewed By ZarinS_13 - Mumbai, India

This Pagoda is called the White Pagoda Its a wonderful and beautiful structure to see. The outside of it looks magnificent.

3. Mingun Bell

Hauptstrasse, Mingun Myanmar
Excellent
23%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 263 reviews

Mingun Bell

It was the heaviest functioning non-cracked bell in the world at several times in history. It was casted in 1808 and finished in 1810. It s height is 12 feet.

Reviewed By travelwithshreya - Phitsanulok, Thailand

The 4-m high and 90-tons heavy Mingun bell is the largest working bell in the world, which was meant to be installed at the top of the giant pagoda. We slipped inside the huge Mingun Bell and it was so cool because of the thick metal.

4. Pahtodawgyi Pagoda

Mingun Myanmar
Excellent
38%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 141 reviews

Pahtodawgyi Pagoda

Reviewed By rond686 - Caloundra, Australia

We travelled to the village of Mingun by boat from Mandalay and as we approached we saw what appeared to be a large sandstone mesa. This seemed a bit odd because there was nothing similar in the surrounding country. When we got close we discovered that it was man-made, and was the remnants of a huge brick pagoda that was never finished. It was intended to be 150 metres high but only the first 50 metres were built. It was subsequently damaged by earthquakes so there are big cracks and large chunks have fallen down. While this may all seem rather mundane, the sheer size of it was fascinating. It is hard to believe the amount of work and materials that were used to build it. I can only imagine how magnificent it would have been if the extra 100 metres had been added.

5. Sat Taw Yar Pagode

Unnamed Road Min Kun, Mingun Myanmar
Excellent
11%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 18 reviews

Sat Taw Yar Pagode

6. Shin Phu Me

Mingun Myanmar
Excellent
44%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 9 reviews

Shin Phu Me

Reviewed By 419rolandk - Potsdam, Germany

Very big Pagoda with 7 levels for the 7 oceans around the mountain Nero. About 120 deep steps to the top. Very good motive for photos. A must for all tourists.

7. Mingun Pahtodawgyi

Mingun Myanmar
Excellent
20%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 10 reviews

Mingun Pahtodawgyi

Reviewed By travelwithshreya - Phitsanulok, Thailand

The Mingun Pahtodawgyi or Mingun Pagoda is a massive unfinished pagoda built at the end of the 18th century, that was meant to be the largest pagoda in the country, but the work was halted because of the belief that its completion may bring bad luck to the kingdom. It is possible to climb to a part of the Mingun pagoda by staircases where we found countless incense sticks stuck on the wall of the pagoda – you cannot climb to the top as it has been closed after few accidents. There are remains of two giant Chinthes – leogryph meaning lion-like structures you see in front of pagodas and temples – about 29 m high, guarding the temple right in front of the pagoda facing the river.

8. Lions of Stone

Unnamed Road Min Kun, Mingun Myanmar
Excellent
25%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
15%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 55 reviews

Lions of Stone

Reviewed By milliesmum2016 - Christchurch, New Zealand

These two huge lumps of rock, which at first glance look like ruined elephants, are in fact, the ruined haunches of a pair of Chininthes (sacred lion images) which are seen all over Burma as the sentinels of the pagodas, stupas and temples. So if you think that these are ONLY their haunches, just imagine how enormous the never finished products would have been. Then you can start to picture the scale of the great ruined Stupa across the road, which they relate to. It's staggering! What a project..........they still look like elephants to me.

9. Eagle Eye Mgmg

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