King Bodawpaya also had a big bronze bell near the Mingun Pahtodawgyi in 1808. King Bodawpaya dedicated to construct a gigantic Pagoda, a gigantic bell and a gigantic lion during his reign. But he was not able to complete the pagoda. The Mingun Bell is one of the world’s largest ringing bells dated A.D 2000. It is located on the west bank of Ayeyarwaddy River, Mingun Town, Sagaing Region. The weight of the bell is 55,555 viss (90 tons) and about 13 feet tall. This number is conveniently remembered by many people in Myanmar as “Min Hpyu Hman Hman Pyaw”, with the consonants representing the number 5 in Burmese astronomy and numerology.
The Mingun Bell was knocked off its supports by the earthquake of 1839. It was resuspended by the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in 1896.
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