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“dining hall” (10 reviews)
“monks live” (8 reviews)
“daily meal” (7 reviews)
Amarapura, Amarapura, Myanmar
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

All tourist groups (including big Chinese, Korean and Japanese groups) are brought there for the lunch ceremony of the monks. There were nearly more tourists then monks at one point. But still it was nice to see the monks lining up for food and then...More

Thank Lukas L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Watching 2,000 or so monks process into a series of dining halls, being served food by volunteer donors was a very interesting sight. When we went there was a young man entering the novitiate and he and two sisters were dressed as royalty, recalling the...More

Thank donandkeo
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I didn't know what to expect when I saw that we were coming here. We saw hundreds of monks from all ages as well as nuns. We watched as they headed for their lunch altogether in a hall and all the while in silence. It...More

2  Thank Slim5144
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This place is known for letting tourists view the daily line up of monks for food and viewing some of the grounds where monks live. Just remember to be respectful. They are used to tourists taking pictures but stand to the side. Don't get in...More

1  Thank emily830419
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Mahagandayon Monastery is famous not only in Myanmar but also all over the world. Although there are two kinds of monk in Myanmar,; Student monk and Forest monk, there can be seen only student monk in Mahagandayon monastery. Over 1000 monks are living and studying...More

1  Thank Tamu p
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A great trip for the early starters. If you can get here for breakfast you will see hundreds of monks from 8 to 80 coming to queue for their breakfast A wonderful sight and such lovely people

Thank NWL72
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Despite the tourists hovering around the monks during the morning meal, the place was still amazing. A monastic college housing around 2000 monks and nuns at any given time, it gives travelers a chance to glance into their lives and see what becoming a monk...More

Thank steve9631
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Always a pleasure to visit this Monastery where thousands come to study every year and you have the opportunity to contribute to some offerings to the monks.

Thank Bonita B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I don't think I've ever left anywhere so angry and disgusted. What should be such a peaceful experience was marred by rude, intrusive tourists, shoving cameras in the monks faces, standing next to them as they lined up taking photos with selfie sticks, talking loudly,...More

Thank Leroybrown71
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Hundreds of tourists lined the street to see a procession of monks of all ages go to the dining room for their meal. Tourists stood in front of the procession, cameras in the monks faces. The monks were amazingly calm, showing no emotion at this...More

Thank Veronica014
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7 December 2016|
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Response from petercrawley | Reviewed this property |
If there are two of you traveling best to, as it gets crowded, one grab a good spot to view at around 10.30. Second person visit kitchen, dining halls, and other interesting buildings to take non-crowded photos. Return to... More