Monday, 21 May 2012

Mingun Bell


Mingun, Myanmar

At 90 tons, the Mingun Bell, built 1808-1810, reigned as the largest ringing bell in the world until 2000, when it was eclipsed by Chinese 116-ton Bell of Good Luck. 

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Wow! I bet both of them -- the new one and this one could certainly get your attention!! Terrific capture, JM! Have a great week!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Wow. What a massive bell !

Dina said...

How can that size be possible?!
Did you hear it ring?

Arija said...

What a beauty!
I've seen the big bell in the Forbidden City Nd rung the great bell of Xīan but this really is enormous.

Elisa said...

Wonderful piece!

Fotonita said...

WOW! Amazing!
Nice week to you! : )

Carolina Tavares said...

Lindo! Soberbo. Gosto imenso de sinos e de seu badalar.

bailey-road.com said...

Very impressive.

Lindsay said...

I recognize that bell! I love it when you post pictures of places I've seen!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow massive!
Léia

This is Belgium said...

almost too big to fit in one photo !

Halcyon said...

It's good you have a couple of people in there for scale. That's huge!!!

DeeBee L. said...

You don't want this one to fall on your feet!

Francisca said...

My question is the same as Dina's. The bell must have quite the ring.