Mingun Bell – The world biggest bell
Mingun Bell is one of the tourist attractions in Mingun. It lays just few minutes walk from Jetty. In the year 1784, after conquest over Rakhine – an ancient Mrauk U, king Bodawpaya brought all valuable things as well as very thick bronze sheet of Mrauk U palace celling to Amarapura. To demonstrate his power in the country, wanted to build the largest pagoda in the world which will have the height of 150 meters. As he need gigantic bell for huge temple, casted huge bell which has 90 tons using Arakanese bronze sheet. It was hit by strong earthquake in the year 1839 and fall to ground. At the present time it was moved to some meters from huge temple housed in small wooden pavilion. Myanmar bells do not have clapper. The bell is rung by striking its exterior with a wood log. The sound can be hear from one mile. Myanmar Buddhists ring the bell 3 or 5 times after their praying, after making good deed to share with 31 stage of being. Travelers try to ring Mingun bell just for fun during their memorable trip to Mingun.