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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. To visit Mahagandayon Monastery and get the most from your holiday in Amarapura, create itinerary details personal to you using our Amarapura tour planner.
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  • We got there early, before the Monk Procession to breakfast to see them preparing for breakfast and doing their daily chores. There are definite rules of what you can and can't do but it gives you an ...  more »
  • Not impressed. the architecture of the place is nothing worth noting. It is a large space with many monks. Nothing to this place other than a photo opportunity with hendreds of monks. 
  • The monk power for 1000-1500 monks is simply worth a visit. The monks set up peace of mind and of tourists totally unimpressed in row to the food distribution and then pull in a never-ending power in one pass. Impressive. Unfortunately, not all tourists from the relaxed mood can be infected and make for the best snapshot to the Hampelnmann - Fremdschähmen! Fortunately our visit to the exception of the monastery. To stay after the power supply and to come with the one or the other monk in the conversation is interesting.
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