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Private Half-Day Mingun Excursion

Mandalay Region, Myanmar
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4 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


Channel your inner ‘Indiana Jones’ during this private 4-hour boat ride on the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River to visit the unfinished temples of Mingun. You’ll scout for endangered Irrawaddy dolphins during a river cruise before exploring Mingun’s abandoned 18th-century temple (one of the largest in the world) and the 90-ton (81,000-kilogram) bronze bell.
  • Explore the unfinished city of Mingun during a private half-day trip from Mandalay
  • Cruise down the Irrawaddy River, spotting endangered river dolphins en-route
  • Visit the incomplete Mingun Paya, a massive brick structure started in the 18th century
  • Admire the 90-ton (81,000-kilogram) Mingun bronze bell
  • Observe the tiny farming villages that dot the banks of the Irrawaddy as your boat cruises by
  • Site entrance fees and a guide are included
Receive a pickup for your private tour from your Mandalay hotel in either the morning or afternoon, continuing by boat down the Irrawaddy River. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the community of endangered dolphins that calls this stretch of the river home.
You’ll soon arrive on the banks of this unfinished city, home to a number of incomplete archaeological curiosities. Visit the partially constructed Mingun Paya, originally designed to become one of the world’s largest Buddhist stupas (religious temples). You’ll also visit the Mingun Bell, a bronze bell commissioned in 1808 by Myanmar’s King Bodawpaya that weighs around 90 tons (81,000 kilograms).
At the end of your Mingun visit, cruise back down the Irrawaddy to Mandalay, admiring the numerous farming villages that dot the river banks. You’ll receive a drop-off back at your Mandalay hotel.
Product code: 8084P256

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