Next: Min Kun & Mandalay
This week the Roadies are in Mandalay and surroundings. This day they made a road trip to Min Kun, to visit its famous temple and pagoda.
The Mingun Bell (Burmese: မင်းကွန်းခေါင်းလောင်းတော်ကြီး [mɪ́ɴɡʊ́ɴ kʰáʊɴláʊɴ dɔ̀ dʑí]) is a bell located in Mingun, Sagaing Region, Myanmar. It is located approximately 11 km (6.8 mi) north of Mandalay on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River. It was the heaviest functioning bell in the world at several times in history. The weight of the bell is 55,555 viss (90,718 kilograms or 199,999 pounds). At 90 tons, the Mingun Bell reigned as the largest ringing bell in the world until 2000, when it was eclipsed by the 116-ton Bell of Good Luck at the Foquan Temple, Pingdingshan, Henan, China.
Learn all about it by watching Doh Pyay Doh Myay this Saturday on DVB TV at 17:30h.