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Amarapura, Amarapura, Myanmar
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Reviewed 26 July 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 28 April 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 15 March 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 918teresah
Reviewed 8 March 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 ngung chia s
Reviewed 2 March 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 13 February 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 9 February 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
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The monastery visit was on our guided tour list. When we arrived around 10:15, the place was like a zoo with tourists. Being a small person, I had managed to find a spot to kneel down in front of others to watch this procession. I...More

2  Thank WSChinita
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

You can do some great pictures at the Temple, talk with the monks and the novice. Thai people come and give donation to each month, nice idea

Thank Enzo M
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Our tour group joined many other curious tourists as spectators to about 600 young monks filing into their large dining room, clutching their large brass bowls for their mid morning meal. All were totally quiet as they queued with downcast gaze, totally controlled in their...More

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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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