Getting To Mingun , Mandalay .

Mandalay to Mingun by boat

Getting to Mingun

River Journey to Mingun is definitely worth it. It would be more than sightseeing beyond the ordinary.

HOW TO GET TO MINGUN ?

There are a few options on transport but the main one to choose is getting the ferry from the Mingun Jetty in Mandalay. You can charter the private ferry from Ma Yan Chan Jetty . The cost of going with private cruise will cost minimum 35,000 kyat ( around $ 28 ) to 50,000 kyat ( around $ 38 ) depending on group size of participants. The departure schedule of private cruise is very flexible but Private chartered cruise can be used not more than 05 hours including cruising time of up and down river and sightseeing in Mingun . The other option to cruise up to Mingun is to take the public ferry ( sharing with other clients or explores ) The ferry leaves at 9am and returns at 12.30pm. This means you have to make sure you're on time. While the ferry is mostly for tourists it is not a private boat so will not wait for you if you're late.

The ferry ticket costs 5,000 Kyats (around $ 3.5 ) which I think is very reasonable!

UPON ARRIVAL
To buy the entrance ticket to access to Mingun is compulyand The ticket, like the ferry one, cost 5,000 Kyat. As you get off the ferry there are bullock carts that can take you to the pagodas. Taking the bullock carts will cost around 6,000 kyat for up to three people and local Tauk Tauk also shall be available and Taking local Tauk Tauk will cost 3,000 kyat to Hsin Phyu Mae Pagoda for up to six people .
But walking up to the first temple it really not far. You may walk along the riverside and up some very slightly inclined steps, passing several stalls selling the usual touristy things. Once you're passed these you'll be directly in front of the Pahtodawgyi Pagoda.

THE PAHTODAWGYI PAGODA

Getting to Mingun Mandalay

This will most likely be your first point of call on your visit to Mingun. There are three main things to see: The Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, the Mingun Bell and the Hsinbyume Pagoda.

As soon as you approach the Pagoda you become overwhelmed by the sheer size of it. And this wasn't even meant to be all of it! It's unfinished making it the largest pile of bricks in history. A pretty impressive pile of bricks and all!

THE MINGUN BELL AND HSINBYUME PAGODA

Getting to Mingun

After a visit around the first pagoda , you should move to Mingun Bell known as the second largest bell in the world in the weight of 90 tons then you are suggested to walk further up to the Hsinbyume Pagoda is about a 05 minute walk from the Mingun Bell .As you walk there you'll pass plenty of stalls selling both souvenirs and snacks. While the Hsinbyume Pagoda is a lot smaller than the Pahtodawgyi Pagoda it's just as impressive. The whole pagoda is white and absolutely stunning. Again you must take your shoes off before you enter and brave the hot floor but it's worth it.

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK

Getting to Mingun

There aren't really good restaurants except The Garden Cafe known as Secret Paradise Of Mingun which offers excellent Western and local cuisine at an enviable location on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River .

Now time to enjoy river journey and discover Mingun “ Hidden Treasure Of Mandalay “ and find out more products to explore in depth of Mandalay and around .

Mandalay to Mingun by boat

Getting to Mingun

River Journey to Mingun is definitely worth it. It would be more than sightseeing beyond the ordinary.

HOW TO GET TO MINGUN ?

There are a few options on transport but the main one to choose is getting the ferry from the Mingun Jetty in Mandalay. You can charter the private ferry from Ma Yan Chan Jetty . The cost of going with private cruise will cost minimum 35,000 kyat ( around $ 28 ) to 50,000 kyat ( around $ 38 ) depending on group size of participants. The departure schedule of private cruise is very flexible but Private chartered cruise can be used not more than 05 hours including cruising time of up and down river and sightseeing in Mingun . The other option to cruise up to Mingun is to take the public ferry ( sharing with other clients or explores ) The ferry leaves at 9am and returns at 12.30pm. This means you have to make sure you're on time. While the ferry is mostly for tourists it is not a private boat so will not wait for you if you're late.

The ferry ticket costs 5,000 Kyats (around $ 3.5 ) which I think is very reasonable!

UPON ARRIVAL
To buy the entrance ticket to access to Mingun is compulyand The ticket, like the ferry one, cost 5,000 Kyat. As you get off the ferry there are bullock carts that can take you to the pagodas. Taking the bullock carts will cost around 6,000 kyat for up to three people and local Tauk Tauk also shall be available and Taking local Tauk Tauk will cost 3,000 kyat to Hsin Phyu Mae Pagoda for up to six people .
But walking up to the first temple it really not far. You may walk along the riverside and up some very slightly inclined steps, passing several stalls selling the usual touristy things. Once you're passed these you'll be directly in front of the Pahtodawgyi Pagoda.

THE PAHTODAWGYI PAGODA

Getting to Mingun Mandalay

This will most likely be your first point of call on your visit to Mingun. There are three main things to see: The Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, the Mingun Bell and the Hsinbyume Pagoda.

As soon as you approach the Pagoda you become overwhelmed by the sheer size of it. And this wasn't even meant to be all of it! It's unfinished making it the largest pile of bricks in history. A pretty impressive pile of bricks and all!

THE MINGUN BELL AND HSINBYUME PAGODA

Getting to Mingun

After a visit around the first pagoda , you should move to Mingun Bell known as the second largest bell in the world in the weight of 90 tons then you are suggested to walk further up to the Hsinbyume Pagoda is about a 05 minute walk from the Mingun Bell .As you walk there you'll pass plenty of stalls selling both souvenirs and snacks. While the Hsinbyume Pagoda is a lot smaller than the Pahtodawgyi Pagoda it's just as impressive. The whole pagoda is white and absolutely stunning. Again you must take your shoes off before you enter and brave the hot floor but it's worth it.

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK

Getting to Mingun

There aren't really good restaurants except The Garden Cafe known as Secret Paradise Of Mingun which offers excellent Western and local cuisine at an enviable location on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River .

Now time to enjoy river journey and discover Mingun “ Hidden Treasure Of Mandalay “ and find out more products to explore in depth of Mandalay and around .

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