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Address: Amarapura, Amarapura, Myanmar
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This is an interesting visit, we went to watch the monks of all ages queue for their lunch. This is sponsored every day by either a company or an individual as well as the alms... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 20, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting visit, we went to watch the monks of all ages queue for their lunch. This is sponsored every day by either a company or an individual as well as the alms they have collected. If you have time go and look at the kitchens, huge cauldron to cook the rice and enormous spoons to get it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

An educational experience to see how the monks go about their daily routine. Exploitative at the same time that tourists by the bus loads and travellers alike (including myself) come to see the monks having their meals which on hindsight would have an intrusion with many tourists jostling to take photos of the monks queuing for their daily lunch and... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

A good experience ruined by the pigs with no manners who even after being told to not stand in the way of the Monks, paid no attention. The Chinese are the worst followed by many others who stuck their cameras in the poor Monks faces. Worth seeing just for the fact that they feed 1000 people every day and the... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

It was impressive to see hundreds of monks standing in line and waiting for their lunch. Everybody in the same maroon robe, but all faces so different, all the different 143 ethnic groups of Myanmar seem to have sent some of their boys to this monastery. It was also beautiful to watch them move towards the canteen … some obviously... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

This may be your only opportunity to go and see thousands of young monks living together and coming to collect and eat the donated food. You can go into the kitchens and watch the volunteers prepare the next day's meal, which is really interesting. Some of the monks are very young but this is their chance to get a great... More 

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st.albans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

Apparently the largest Budhist Monastery. To watch a thousand monks, novice monks, nuns and novice nuns file past with deep reverence to be given their meal is very thought provoking as is to read the Budhist ten commandments ? (if that is the right word) any way it is a guide to the correct way of living, in my view.... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

Visiting the Mahagandayon Monastery was a very unique experience during my journey through Myanmar. This monastery is located on a huge complex that houses more than 1000 monks who both live and study here. The monks include the young pre-novices, novice monks as well as the older monks and master monks who teach the younger monks. Shortly after I arrived... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is the Monastary near the Inwa bridge - there are a lot of reviews of this site incorrectly posted to Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery which is at Inwa the town to the South - not next to the inwa bridge. This appears to be one of the top teaching monastaries in Myanmar - monks do not have... More 

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

A large working monastery near the famous bridge over the lake. Nothing remarkable about the buildings. Hundreds of monks form up in lines to walk to lunch. Tourists line the route. They start walking, they eat (!), you leave. The most interesting was looking at the "kitchens" preparing the massive amount of food. We went because we were in the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

There is nothing that sums up your Myanmar holiday more than the perfect photo of a Buddhist monk in a monastery. We arrive early, our tour-guide positions us in exactly the right spot to get the best views of the 1,000 + monks arriving to collect their food. It could be a lovely magical sight, but the pushing and jostling... More 

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