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The Mingun Bell and the unfinished Mingun Paya

We got off the boat to visit Mingun, the home of the Mingun Bell. It weighs 87 tons and is the world's largest intact bronze bell. As we landed we were immediately greeted with people trying to get us to buy stuff. Several interesting elephants were seen.  Ox carts again, food vendors, and then back to the Ayeyarwaddy river for the trip back to Mandalay. In Myanmar temples, monasteries, and Pagodas you are not allowed to wear shoes or socks - the sign here was quite clear about shoes.





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we were immediately greeted with people trying to get us to buy stuff.

Mingun was, in fact, one of the few places where the vendors were successful in getting me to buy stuff: A T-shirt with a colorful print, and a nice large-size embroidered water-bottle sling, both featuring elephants.

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