Mingun in the Morning

On the morning of our ninth day in Burma, we took another slow boat ride up the Irrawaddy. This time, our destination was the huge, unfinished Mingun Pahtodawgyi.

Human handrail. We leave the hectic life behind.
Life on the river View from the deck
River commerce. These are used for cooking, I believe. Love the rudder!
World's largest pile of bricks. The view from the top.

If it had been finished, it would have easily been the largest pagoda in Burma – nearly 500 feet tall! In its ruined state, it’s merely the largest pile of bricks in the world. View in Google Maps.

The temple at Mingun.

We climbed up to the top to take in the view of the river and the stunning Mya Thein Tan, which will be featured in my next post!

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