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    Nice View From The TOP
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    Old Gate
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    Doorway to Hsinbyume Paya

    by herzog63 Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    Hsinbyume Paya

    Favorite thing: This doorway was beautiful even though my photo didn't come out very well. The combination of the really bright sun and me not putting the right settings on my camera can make a beautiful setting look bad.

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    View of Mingun sights

    by herzog63 Written Jun 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: From the top of Mingun Paya you can see most of the other main attractions. Molmi Paya, Then the building that houses the Mingun Bell, Then the big white Paya is the Hsinbyume Paya. The Ayerwaddy River is also in view.

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    View from Mingun Paya

    by herzog63 Written Jun 4, 2003

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    Mingun Paya

    Favorite thing: Here you can see my son sitting down for a few seconds! It burned his a** right through his pants! You can't tell in the pictures how much jumping around we were doing but we didn't stay up there long!

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    The top of Mingun Paya

    by herzog63 Written Jun 4, 2003

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    Mingun Paya

    Favorite thing: Here you can see more of those dang Super Hot bricks!! The whole top is a pile of bricks and they are so hot (for me) that it was quite hard to walk around up there. They didn't seem to bother the lady in the photo though. I've got wimpy Alaskan feet! LOL

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    World's largest Ringing Bell over 90 tons!

    by herzog63 Written Jun 4, 2003

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    Mingun Bell

    Favorite thing: The Mingun Bell is the World's Largest Ringing Uncracked Bell! Wow that's a mouthful. There is a bag wooden mallet there to strike the bell with. It takes quite a strike to make a sound as the bell weighs over 90 Tons! You can also walk underneath it and hope that it doesnt fall while your under it. It might take a while to get you out! LOL

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    Upper Terrace of Hsinbyume Paya

    by herzog63 Written Jun 4, 2003

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    Hsinbyume Paya

    Favorite thing: This terrace has gives you the best views of the surrounding countryside as it is the highest one. It is worth a short visit to check out the the small chedi's that line the terrace and of course the views.

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    The stairs of Hsinbyume Paya

    by herzog63 Written Jun 4, 2003

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    Hsinbyume Paya

    Favorite thing: These are the stairs that lead up to the main part of the Hshinbyume Paya. The stairs weren't as hot as our visit to the previous Paya. As these stairs were in a semi-covered walk way. My son and I were very happy to cool our scorched feet down! As with all Payas in Myanmar your shoes must be removed before entering!

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    Ayerwaddy River

    by herzog63 Written May 29, 2003

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    Ayerwaddy River

    Favorite thing: If you walk down the path if front of the Mingun Paya you come to a gate and if you go through that will find yourself on the banks of the Ayerwaddy River. You can watch the river life going up and down the river. I found it quite interesting. Off to your right of the gate you can see the peanut farmers tending to their crops. I'm guessing that is seasonal as the Ayerwaddy can rise up quite high during the rainy season.

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    Do It First When You Arrive

    by vuzu Written Oct 27, 2005

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    Nice View From The TOP

    Favorite thing: For your information, traveller will visit the Mingun temple first when they arrive. It's hot in the
    afternoon and you have to take off your shoes when you climb up the temple.

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    View of Mingun Paya from Hsinbyume Paya

    by herzog63 Updated Jun 4, 2003

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    Mingun Paya

    Favorite thing: Here you can see how massive the the Mingun Paya is! Can you imaging if King Bodawpaya had finished it! It would be HUGE!

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    Old Gate

    by herzog63 Written May 29, 2003

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    Old Gate

    Favorite thing: King Bodawpaya must've like using brick! As there are remains of an old Gate down near the river nothing to great but worth a look and wonder what great Kings have passed by here.

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