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Mingun, Burma

cover photo by Sonia1977  

Location added by Dreampackers

 The information about this location have been automatically translated with Microsoft Translator.

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Coordinates : 22.051883, 96.017758 (Open in Google Maps)

Subjects : You can take pictures essentially two types of people, the temple and the great bell of Mingun .. like people instead of the attention goes to the passing of the daily chores of the faithful and rarely can 'meet some monaco as they spend their giornare in temples Mingun and Mandalay are just visiting

Recommended equipment : the recommended equipment is the most 'varied, the monuments recommended a wide angle because they are very large for subjects instead recommended a fixed lens for its high quality and a medium telephoto to capture them also lontano.il tripod is not needed unless the field you want to take pictures with special times lunghi.Filtri gnd or na are not required, however they are very comfortable shoes sunhats and bottle of water, especially in the summer months (April and May)

Best months : there is not a better or worst time, it is surely to be avoided during monsoon due to large amounts of rain in Burma begins in May / June and ends in October / November. attention also to the months of April and May because temperatures even reach 40 degrees and causes the strong humidity typical of Southeast Asia the hot can 'be very intense

How to get there : to get there from Mandalay by 20 minutes by boat from side to side through the Irrawaddy River or taxi, or motorcycle taxis always Mandalay Sagaing through ... the travel time is about 40 min .volendo you can 'opt for sharing the bus, but it is not recommended as it is a means of moving very uncertain (the times are not always respected, and rises and falls in zones away from the monuments) .On the right bank of the Irrawaddy River is Mingun, an ancient royal city dominated by pagoda Pa Hto Daw Gyi, or Mingun Paya, the unfinished pagoda. It 'a pagoda commissioned by King Bodawpaya, but after his death the construction was interrupted would be the largest in the world if it had been completed. Over the centuries, the pagoda was heavily damaged by earthquakes (the heaviest back in 1839). A curtain that was formed by the material of the same pagoda has been tapped to build a staircase, so, always barefoot, you can reach the top from where you have a viewpoint. In closeness there is the pagoda Mya Thein Tan Pagoda, all white and very beautiful (is on the cover of the Lonely Planet). Before reaching Mya Thein Tan (you arrive on foot, after a 5 minute walk), we stopped to see the largest hut in the world still hanging and running: it has a diameter of 5 meters and weighs 90 tons.

Visits : Next to Mingun Paya is the pagoda Hsinbyume that from a distance looks like a beautiful mirage very white. Approaching the temple stand the seven terraces that identify the mountain ranges that rise to the Mount Meru, the sacred mountain of the Buddhist mythology that lies at the center dell'Universo.l'ingresso outside and inside the great bell is free, while the temple of mingun is free externally, internally or to move up in its top (be careful as it is very unstable and there are deep cracks) is charged. As with any temple must remove their shoes.

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