Mahagandayon Monastery, Amarapura

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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  • Visit the morning, around 10.00 Hrs, when the meal is given for the day to the apprentice monk. Dinner is available by anonymous people, and there are more than 1,000 Buddhist priests.
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  • Visiting this monastery was on our tour itinerary. We visited a similar one few days before in Bago, so we knew what to expect. You arrive around 11 AM, when over a thousand of monks line up for their...  more »
  • Located near the beinnear bridge. This is the monastery of boy monks who renounced the world by training. Around 10 o'clock and time for lunch, come many tourists aiming at that time. Remember to eat rice and plenty of boy monks lined up many tourists took photos and the tourist has been uncomfortable but was showing Myanmar view, so it was good I think. In Myanmar he always all once he entered the priesthood, is to practice. I thought tourism with moderation because I think is is still old-fashioned and 垣間見reta it was good, but the show is not necessary.
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