We watched the monks at prayers and lining up to receive their food for lunch. I believe there was about 200 of them that day. We also visited the kitchen and saw where they studied. I was surprised how big the place was.
Be there in time before 10.30 and lunchtime, when it's the monks parade with 500 monks receivings small gifts and food for luinch. Remember that this is a monastery and pay respect when you're there. It's better to visit a silent day to avoid many tourists.
This place is known for monks parade for receiving food before 11am. Its quite crowded when its close to 11am so i suggest you to go there early and leave before the group tour otherwise you wont be able to get out. You can also making donation for rice (uncooked) which i think is better. It costs around 35000 Ks.
The train ride to Bago was wonderful... a bit bumpy, but if you travel in 'ordinary' class at least one direction, a great way to interact with the locals. The monastery is a 20 minute walk from the station, through the main market street. Just keep going, it will appear over a small rise a couple of hundred meters after... 更多
Our guide took us to this monastery despite our mixed feelings. With most tourists it seems there is a sense of the exotic about monks, and we certainly snapped plenty of photos of them out and about during our time in Myanmar, but visiting as they lined up for lunch seemed a bit like being at a zoo to me.... 更多
I looked forward to this visit, and initially it was fabulous - moving around the space and understanding the way of life. I saw a massive lecture room where the monks listen to lectures and while we were there, a monk approached me and we chatted for a few minutes. He was 31 and started there at 14. From there... 更多
Our tour guide, Zaw Hein, brought us to Bago on the second day of our tour of the Yangon area. Among the many places we visited was the monastery. We positioned ourselves at the door to the dining area where two large kettles of rice were stationed. When the monks came in a long procession we were to take the... 更多
We went at a time when there was not much activities going on and it was before their lunch procession. We just walked around a little to see the buildings that composed this monastery. As with visiting any other temples or pagodas, the dress codes are the same. Shoes and socks off your feet, even if you have to use... 更多
If you are there in the morning and have a chance to offer the monks meal. It is a big monastic school in Bago which there is at least 1000 monks study here. They believe that if you send your child to study here, they will grown up to be a good person.