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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  • It located in near U bein bridge Amarapura city. One of the attractive place of mandalay city by offering food for lunch . About 1300 monks were studies and stay at the same accomodation . ln addition...  more »
  • Of course it was impressive for us westeners to see this procession of monks but I wonder how they feel when so many tourists take pictures of them every day...  more »
  • Not in the package, but Mr. Machine took us in the past, mainly in the 10:15 thousands of monks couples with the same team, for the light of the audience is very novel, please keep calm.
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Where to stay in Amarapura

Amarapura proper currently has no accommodations licensed to house foreign visitors. As such, travelers wishing to make a trip to Amarapura stay in Mandalay. There, you can find some particularly characterful and well-appointed hotels throughout the town, but particularly in the Royal Palace area. In addition, standard options like budget hostels and guesthouses all put you within easy reach of Amarapura and the main sights of Mandalay.
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