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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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  • Full of tourists therefore already a disadvantage. At 10-11 ' is the breakfast of the monks. Become an attraction
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  • Great place of course but western tourists are really driving mad about the pictures: they are pushing each other, taking their cameras to the monks faces and through the windows of the food hall wher...  more »
  • Hundreds of monks live at this monastery and they have this procession to lunch that the tourists are allowed to watch and photograph - kind of like a parade. Strange and felt embarrassing to be there...  more »