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Bago Full-Day Tour from Yangon
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Private Cultural Day Trip to Bago from Yangon
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“rice” (11 reviews)
“dining room” (6 reviews)
“single file” (5 reviews)
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Bago, Myanmar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come to monastery to witness 500 monks having lunch . After a Long wait, the monks walk in line to their usual place for lunch. Along the corridor queued with tourist like me and do the offering to the monks with foods, snacks and money....More

1  Thank Lucas G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were late and thus missed meeting/observing the monks while having their lunch. It's an interesting complex to see otherwise but not quite the highlight of our Bago trip that we had hoped for. If you are short on time we would suggest you focus...More

Thank mbaas
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Visiting at lunch time to feed the monks was a truly unique experience. We joined a group of Thai tourists to serve rice to the monks. A really great story to tell! A small donation is asked for.

Thank Luckytravelblog
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Arrive before 11am if you want to see the monks file in to have lunch. There are a a lot of monks. You'll find you might have to fight your way amongst Thai pilgrims trying to give alms. Be respectful of the process.

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This was an interesting visit, but we did feel that the monks, especially the novices, were on show to the public to raise money. The care services, and the education of young bys was interesting.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Arrive before 11am to see the monks go in single file to the dining hall. On the way they are given rice and the food. Visitors can help serve the monks. The dining hall holds some 400 monks

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We arrived early and could have a look around the monastery before umpteen busloads of mostly Thai tourists and pilgrims arrived. The kitchen of the monastery and the school rooms are worth seeing. The complex is huge. When all the tourists have arrived and are...More

Thank 386gailr
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I expected some sort of feeding frenzy of tourist exploitation of monks but it was not as bad as expected. Many tourists were placing money donations into monks bowls without realizing that the rice will be dumped right onto the money! Do not give individual...More

Thank sealrocker
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We met a local guide at the station, mister Hlawin and he showed us around in the archeological zone on his motorcycle. This was the best tour we did, unplanned but awesome! You can reach this guy by phone +959260172262 or ask in the train...More

1  Thank lefebo
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We arrived quite early, so were able to look around the monastery kitchens and dining room and see lunch being prepared in bulk, and the meals being laid out. It was all very peaceful and quiet - at this point we were the only ones...More

Thank PhillipaandGeoff
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