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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many monasteries in Mandalay but in this place we will have a chance to see the monks and the monks to be having lunch at 10.15am. This is such a wonderful experience.

Thank Tessa_Nguyen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on tour with our group we went to visit the monastery. Well worth a visit here while in Mandalay

Thank travelwithpam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Mahagandayon Monastery to see the Monks have their midday meal. The visit was very informative and gave us an insight into the daily rituals and lifestyles of the Monks. Would recommend a visit here.

Thank nik c
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

A monastery complex open to tourists. Around 11, the monks line up in a long queue for lunch. The monks vary greatly in age. It’s a very personal look into the lives and accommodations of the monastery, but also kinda intrusive and feels uncomfortable, as...More

Thank Phebe H
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Visiting this monastery was on our tour itinerary. We visited a similar one few days before in Bago, so we knew what to expect. You arrive around 11 AM, when over a thousand of monks line up for their lunch procession (if you're going on...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed March 15, 2018

I felt it was not fair to watch the monks line up for their lunch. However our guide did get educated there and we spoke with his tutor. A very caring and educated man with a carming voice only too pleased to answer any questions....More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed March 8, 2018

More a cultural tour. Understand the training of monks. The facilities. Feel bad that monks are "displayed" for picture taking during lunch. Need guide to explain their lifestyle.

Thank SIEWNC
Reviewed March 1, 2018

The procession seems interesting and kind of impressive. We talked with a monk afterwards. The procession only happens in the winter, and it is only a show for the tourists. Not saying you should not come, but you should expect what to see and experience.

Thank Xi L
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

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 to only one remain monastery heritage of amarapura...More

Thank koy597
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

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...

Thank Yuki D
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Response from petercrawley | Reviewed this property |
If there are two of you traveling best to, as it gets crowded, one grab a good spot to view at around 10.30. Second person visit kitchen, dining halls, and other interesting buildings to take non-crowded photos. Return to... More
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