Great Oriental Bells of Asia
and the Pacific Rim

Here are listed 26 existing and 2 former Oriental-profile great bells of Asia and the Pacific Rim, in descending order by weight.  The format of each entry is explained in a key at the bottom of this page.

A companion page lists Western-profile great bells in the same region.

A regional locator map includes both Western-profile and Oriental-profile great bells.

Bells in italics no longer exist.


1.   Rangoon/Yangon, Burma/Myanmar - ~655,000 lbs

2.   Osaka, Japan - ~251,000 or 310,000 lbs

3.   Pingdingshan City, China - 254,000 lbs

4.   Mingun, Burma/Myanmar - ~200,000 lbs

5.   Beijing (Peking), China - ~123,000 lbs

6.   Beijing (Peking), China - ~102,500 lbs

7.   Nara, Japan - ~96000 lbs

8.   Rangoon/Yangon, Burma/Myanmar - ~84000 lbs

9.   Kyushu, Japan - ~82000 lbs

10.   Hwacheon-gun, Korea - ~82000 lbs

11.   Ninh Binh, Viet Nam - ~80,000 lbs

12.   Kyoto, Japan - ~77,000 lbs

13.   Kyoto, Japan - ~77,000 lbs

14.   Ninh Binh, Viet Nam - ~60,000 lbs

15A.   Beijing (Peking), China - ~55,000 lbs

15B.   New Taipei City, Taiwan - ~55,000 lbs

17.   Rangoon/Yangon, Burma/Myanmar - ~51,000 lbs

18.   Nanking (Nanjing), China - ~50,000 lbs

19.   Kyongju, South Korea - ~41667 lbs

20.   Nanking (Nanjing), China - over 40,000 lbs

21.   Kunming, China - ~31,000 lbs

22.   Pyong-Yang, Korea - ~20,000 lbs

23.   Con Dao Island, Viet Nam - ~18,000 lbs

24.   Da Lat, Viet Nam - ~17,400 lbs

25.   Seoul, Korea - ? lbs

26.   Seoul, Korea - ? lbs

27.   Xi'an, Shaanxi, China - ~14330 lbs

28.   Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong - over 12,000 lbs


Key:

nr.   City, Country - EquivalentWeight lbs


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