Mingun - Unfinished Business Up River From Mandalay - One of Sam's Exotic Travels
Mingun is located seven miles upriver from Mandalay and only accessible by the river. The site was selected by King Bodawpaya as the site for what would have been one of the world's Buddhist temples, and he moved there to oversee construction in 1790. Upon his death in 1814, work was discontinued, and the unfinished pagoda and other structures on the island were subsequently damaged by earthquakes. Mingun is representative of the quiet countryside lifestyle of the Burmese people.
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