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Mahagandayon Monastery

Amarapura, Amarapura, Myanmar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think I've ever left anywhere so angry and disgusted. What should be such a peaceful experience was marred by rude, intrusive tourists, shoving cameras in the monks faces, standing next to them as they lined up taking photos with selfie sticks, talking loudly,...More

Thank Leroybrown71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hundreds of tourists lined the street to see a procession of monks of all ages go to the dining room for their meal. Tourists stood in front of the procession, cameras in the monks faces. The monks were amazingly calm, showing no emotion at this...More

Thank Veronica014
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Didn't like our stop off here because of all the tourists. I felt like the monks were a show and people were looking at them and taking pictures of them like animals. We also saw a lot of people disrespect the monks by going too...More

Thank SLouB44
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Established around 1908 as a meditation monastery for forest-dwelling monks, Mahagandhayon Monastery now is the country's most prominent monastic college and home to about 2000 monks and nuns at any given time. Everyday, before 10:00 am, the resident monks line up silently and systematically for their...More

Thank JaneJ2010
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This a very calm place where so many student monks studying. It's nice how they collect Dhana (lunch). Many tourist come to see that. But they should behave properly without putting any trouble to monks. If you want see this beautiful seen, you should reach...More

Thank Sudesh I
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This could be such an uplifting experience .... if it was controlled better by the monastery authorities, in terms of the numbers permitted, and charging a fee for entrance and use of a camera or video. As it is, the tourists far outnumber the monks!...More

1  Thank angtravel18
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This stop was on our day tour of Mandalay. Known for the feeding of the monks this is one stop on our tour that I could have done without. While it was interesting to see the kitchen where the food is cooked, I did not...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We visited this as part of a full day tour and didn't know what to expect. We arrived shortly before 10:30. Every day at 10:30 the monks (1000 +/-) line up on the street outside the Monastery for the alms ritual. It wasn't well organized...More

Thank Suzanne Y
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We too came as tourists to see the many monks line up for their lunch and sadly enough the impression we left with, was the negative one of tourists who simply do not know how to behave. We were told that only those who had...More

Thank Hitchcock2
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Our guide took us there for 10am to see the 1000 monks lining up to go for their meal. It is very difficult to stay in the background to take pictures as many tourists were standing in the road. If you visit try and keep...More

1  Thank ioan_wilson
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At what time does the lunch start?
8 December 2016|
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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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Is it possible to visit in the afternoon the monastery?
12 January 2017|
Response from YinYang01 | Reviewed this property |
Yes no probem
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