King Bodawpaya always wanted to construct a gigantic Pagoda, a gigantic bell at the top of this pagoda and a gigantic lion statue during his reign. Due to his wishes, the Mingun Pagoda and the 9-ton Mingun Bell were built. The bell itself is supposedly the largest hung bell in the world.
When the King died in 1819 the project was indefinitely halted; none of his successors resumed work on it. Mingun Pagoda was never completed.