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Reviewed October 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LittleSwissLou
Reviewed April 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank B1714D
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We were there with a small child , the monastery is not so special and the monks parade feels authentic in a way but the whole thing feels very torusitic there are better things to do in Bago

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank GulabJa
Reviewed March 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kevin F
Reviewed February 11, 2018

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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 63Mark63
Reviewed November 15, 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank paukie
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank mbaas
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Visiting at lunch time to feed the monks was a truly unique experience. We joined a group of Thai tourists to serve rice to the monks. A really great story to tell! A small donation is asked for.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Luckytravelblog
Reviewed July 20, 2017

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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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