During a recent visit to Mandalay, Myanmar (old Burma) I was intrigued to see the Mingun Bell.  This gargantuan bell “was the heaviest functioning bell in the world at several times in history.”

It’s current status: “At 90 tons, the Mingun Bell reigned as the largest ringing bell in the world until 2000, when it was eclipsed by the 116-ton Bell of Good Luck at the Foquan Temple, in Henan, Pingdingshan, China.”

You can read a bit more about it here, from where the above quoted statements were taken:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mingun_Bell

And, you can see Papa’s Mandalay travel post HERE.

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