Mahagandayon Monastery, Amarapura

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Founded in 1914 as a teaching center, Mahagandayon Monastery houses nearly 2,000 young monks and marks an inevitable stop on many Myanmar tours. The sight of humble monks in their simple dark red robes lining up in long silent rows for lunch--the final meal of the day--serves as the greatest attraction for tourists. The strict discipline and religious atmosphere don’t stop the monks from being friendly to outsiders. You can learn a lot about the country’s history and daily affairs from many monks who speak English. Plan to see Mahagandayon Monastery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Amarapura trip planner.
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  • Mahagandayon Monastery was founded by Ashin Zanakabivansa in 1945. This monastery is famous for monastic education and over 1300 monks and novices are studying Buddhism. Today, this teaching...  more »
  • Hundreds of tourists gather at this monastery every morning around 10 as the munks will be going from their rooms to a common lunch at 11. They start their faste at 12, so this is the last time they.....  more »
  • This is a famous monastery located close to Taungthaman Lake. It is a home of several thousands of young monks. U-Bein bridge famous for sunset views was built halfway across this lake, but we would.....  more »

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