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A closer view of the Mingun Pahtodawgyi
Myanmar (Burma), Mingun, March 2012

The Mingun Pahtodawgyi is a monumental uncompleted stupa began by King Bodawpaya in 1790. It was not completed, due to an astrologer claiming that, once the temple was finished, the king would die. The completed stupa would have been the largest in the world at 150 meters. Huge cracks are visible on the structure from the earthquake of 23 March 1839: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mingun

I just discovered that another Fotothinger took photos of this stupa from exactly the same place but about a month earlier: http://www.fotothing.com/ellymerz/photo/43ba11d149dd0a02525efdc2fb07a3dd/
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May 30 2012 17:53 GMT hans55 PRO
Wooow ... impressive !!
May 30 2012 18:09 GMT hallo
Colossal view!
May 30 2012 18:27 GMT 25barb
I love this landscape - rich browns with a constrasting bule sky. Superb
You must have taken copious notes. I appreciate your information - and learn something every day from them.
May 30 2012 18:53 GMT ForestSpirit
Even uncompleted it's a magnificent sight. And thank you for the interesting information!
May 30 2012 19:04 GMT siltyg
Im really enjoying your pictorial. I wish youd been my hitory teacher when I was at school
May 30 2012 21:14 GMT wijnie58
Fantastic view, Peter..:-))
May 30 2012 21:21 GMT linnywv PRO
My goodness! What a feat! Great shot and I agree with siltyg!
May 30 2012 23:54 GMT MargNZ
Fascinating history Peter ... thank you :)
May 31 2012 01:31 GMT martini957
Amazing
May 31 2012 04:33 GMT Annamaria
Stunning!!
May 31 2012 08:51 GMT senna3
Thanks to all for the nice comments!
May 31 2012 09:04 GMT marioalbertina
Huge construction! !
May 31 2012 13:49 GMT Lalbabu
Really a great monument seen in original!!!!!!!
May 31 2012 15:23 GMT senna3
Thanks Soumen.
May 31 2012 17:28 GMT peterpinhole
Interesting info and shot.
Jun 01 2012 02:00 GMT Studio88
Monumental Image -Great Info ;-)
Jun 01 2012 05:16 GMT senna3
Thank you Peter.
Jun 01 2012 05:16 GMT senna3
Thankjs Howard.
Jun 02 2012 21:50 GMT Danijela
what an amazing place...great capture
Jun 08 2012 17:41 GMT mbz
wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 08 2012 17:43 GMT senna3
Thank you Danijela.
Jun 08 2012 17:43 GMT senna3
Thank you Mbz.

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