Located in Amarapura, 11 kilometers far from south of Mandalay city, Mahagandayon Monastery is the most prominent monastic college. Here is the accommodation of thousands monks to study Buddhism within and without Myanmar.
Mahagandayon doesn’t fascinate tourists by its majestic beauty but its peace. This monastery is famous for its strict religious disciplines. The young monks must learn 227 steps required of the monks. It takes 7 to 10 years for a complete education from Mahagandayon monastery.

Morning Ceremony in Mahagandayon Monastery

Morning Ceremony in Mahagandayon Monastery

The monks must follow a daily ritual which helps them focus their mind on their education. In the morning, they have to wake up at 4.30 am and have breakfast at promptly 5 am. They clean up after their meals and prepare for their classes in Pali language.
The most attractive activity for tourists is following the line-up-monk at lunch time. It takes place at 10.30 am and after that meal the monk will not be allowed to have any dinner. Tourists can capture photos at that time and give offerings to the monks.
Mahagandayon gives tourists the tranquil time. The image of a silent line-up yellow-brown monks and the peace atmosphere here make an unforgettable memory in tourists mind.

Mahagandayon Monastery

Mahagandayon Monastery

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