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Get there for 10.30. See the prep of the food then here the call for lunch and the monks line up.
There is a big rice bowl so you can make an offering, or bring some food, pens, pads (as they are also there to...More
If you're going on your own that's what you should know, 11 AM at LATEST. Otherwise you miss the lunch, which is a kind like a procession and the most interesting thing.
Monks get up very early having their breakfast around 5-6 AM. The lunch...More
Nothing wrong with the monastery; it's interesting and beautiful in many ways. You are made very welcome to walk round and see life in the monastery it's just that the lunchtime or should I say the second and final meal of the day is sometime...More
Really, you want to be there in time to take a look around before watching the quiet monk procession to lunch. Note the statue of General Aung Su and take a look in the kitchen. Then find a good vantage for the lunch procession.
This experience made us kind of modest and humble. You need to get there early (10.30-11PM), before the monks have lunch. The come from different buildings and line up to walk together to the mess hall. Before they enter there are 2 very big bowls...More
Come to monastery to witness 500 monks having lunch . After a Long wait, the monks walk in line to their usual place for lunch. Along the corridor queued with tourist like me and do the offering to the monks with foods, snacks and money....More
We were late and thus missed meeting/observing the monks while having their lunch. It's an interesting complex to see otherwise but not quite the highlight of our Bago trip that we had hoped for. If you are short on time we would suggest you focus...More
Arrive before 11am if you want to see the monks file in to have lunch. There are a a lot of monks. You'll find you might have to fight your way amongst Thai pilgrims trying to give alms. Be respectful of the process.