View of the Mingun Pahtodawgyi (Unfinished Pagoda of Mingun (Myanmar) from the Ayeyarwaddy River
Mingun Pahtodawgyi, also known as the Unfinished Pagoda of Mingun, was commissioned by King Bodawpaya in 1790. The current structure stands 50 meters tall; the plans called for it to reach a total height of 150 meters when completed. The structure is solid and built entirely of bricks. An earthquaker in March 1839 tore large cracks in the structure.
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