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Mahagandayon Monastery, Amarapura

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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1.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Visited this monastery during a season in which we did without crossing days not even a tourist; Yet here we have found a lot. The place itself would be fascinating, but it now seems too touristy. Recommend arriving an hour early to see how it's normally the life here.
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  • This was part of our tour and we were told tourists love it ! I hated it - very crowded with tourists haggling and pushing to take photos of the young monks waiting in line ! I understand the largest ...  read more »
  • The highlight of this monastery is seeing monks lining up for food in the morning. The line stars around 10 am and it takes around 1 hour to finish. It is the biggest monastery in Myanmar which there ...  read more »
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