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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  • Maha Ganda Yone Monastery is a place where the numerous monasteries exists. At around 10 AM, the monks are lining up. We can see a lot of monks are lining up for their only one meal. Tourists are taki...  more »
  • At lunchtime, more than 1000 monks and novices queue (ordered) to receive offers from believers. All in order and in silence, as opposed to the tourists who, being able to attend the event, manage to ruin this moment. It is, however, a very heartfelt event to live at least once in a lifetime.
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