Mingn is a short boat ride from Mandalay, and on our first full day in Mandalay we woke early to have catch a 9am ferry up the river to spend the morning and afternoon in Mingun.
We loved Mingun - from an ancient unfinished rock temple (complete with white door) to a whitewashed pagoda - we were in heaven. Not only did we take time to explore the many pagodas, we also had time to interact with the locals (and the dogs!) which was an extra special touch to the trip to Mingun.
Before we headed back to Mandalay we stopped at a garden cafe for tea leaf salad and a cold Mandalay beer - yum!