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Private Tour:Explore the Wonders of Mandalay Including Lunch on Boat
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“morning meal” (3 reviews)
Amarapura, Amarapura, Myanmar

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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 23 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
Reviewed 20 March 2017

In this Mahagandayon Monastery, over 1000 monks can be seen peacefully. I would like to recommend you to arrive there around 10:00 AM to experience their way of lunch time. You can see that they walk slowly, eat gently and stay queue.

Thank Diamond Voyage T
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We visited this monastery in time to see the monks process for their final meal of the day. It is quite spectacular to see so many in one place and very humbling to see how they tolerated the shocking behaviour of some of the tourists...More

1  Thank whizzkid50
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This was one of the most interesting things we did in the 2 weeks in Myanmar. Over 1000 Monks parking down for their morning meal. We bought fruits, pens, notebooks, toothpaste and soaps to give to the Monks and tremendously enjoyed doing so and see...More

Thank slkfjjenfnkjoeind
Reviewed 2 March 2017

we just passed by at lunch time when all the monks get ready. I did not like it that much because many tourists were waiting for the monks to come, lined up....

1  Thank Matthias F
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Visited the Mahagandayon Monastery as part of a taxi tour. Our arrival was timed to see the resident monks queuing up collecting gifts from visitors as well as their rice for lunch. We were able to observe rice & food preparation in the main kitchen...More

Thank pmdcs
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

You see several hundred monks of all ages walking to lunch. It is nothing special, you see a lot of monks all over the country.

Thank wolf3728
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At what time does the lunch start?
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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