Photographer's Note

Visiting Mingun by boat is a very nice halfdaytrip starting in Mandalay.

The person in the pink robe is a female nun.

A bhikkhunī is a fully ordained female monastic in Buddhism. Male monastics are called bhikkhus. Both bhikkhunis and bhikkhus live by the Vinaya, a set of rules.

The Mingun Pahtodawgyi) is an incomplete monument stupa in Mingun, approximately 10 kilometres northwest of Mandalay in Sagaing Region in central Myanmar . The ruins are the remains of a massive construction project begun by King Bodawpaya in 1790 which was intentionally left unfinished.
King Bodawpaya intended to build the largest pagoda in the world with a height of 152 m. It was supposed to be a demonstration of his power and serve as a reliquary for a tooth of Buddha that the Emperor of China had sent him along with three of his granddaughters, who were intended to be his wives.

In 1790, thousands of laborers began construction, which was never completed and was finally stopped when Bodawpaya died in 1819. Only the base of the pagoda, 72 m long and 50 m high, was built. The huge brick building was badly damaged in the earthquake of 1838, as were two huge chinthes, the ruins of which can be admired on the river bank in front of the pagoda.

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  • Copyright: Ronny Burger (burmaman) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 184] (732)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2011-01-00
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  • Date Submitted: 2020-10-22 4:37
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