world's most beautiful bells

Chion-in Temple Bell: Cast in 1633, the 74-ton Chion-in Temple Bell, located in Kyoto, Japan, held the title of heaviest functioning bell in the world until 1810.

Bow Bells: The Bow Bells are the bells of St Mary-le- Bow, one of several churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

Pummerin: Cast in 1951, the Pummerin is the name of the bell in the Stephansdom (St. Stephen's Cathedral) in Vienna.

Hiroshima Peace Bell: Pictured is one of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park's three Peace Bells.

Emmanuel: Notre-Dame's bourdon bell, called Emmanuel, has been an accompaniment to some of the greatest events in the history of France.

Maria Gloriosa: Maria Gloriosa, or the Erfurt Bell, was the largest bell cast during the Middle Ages. 

Sigismund Bell: Regarded as one of Poland's national symbols, the Sigismund Bell is the largest of the five bells hanging in the Sigismund Tower.

Petersglocke: Cast in 1923, Saint Peter's Bell is the largest bell in Cologne Cathedral in Germany, and hangs in the belfry of the south tower.

Big Ben: The chimes of Big Ben in London are some of the most familiar bell rings in the world.

Mingun Bell: It took two years to cast this gigantic bell, which dates back to 1801 and is found in Mingun, Myanmar.

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