We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 276.00*
and up
Private Tour:Explore the Wonders of Mandalay Including Lunch on Boat
More Info
US$ 477.00*
and up
7-Day Private Guided Myanmar Classic Tour with Hotel Accommodations
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good28%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“dining hall” (9 reviews)
“monks live” (7 reviews)
“daily meal” (7 reviews)
Amarapura, Amarapura, Myanmar
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (344)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 210 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a fantastic and fascinating place to visit. You get the feel of everyday life in the monastery. Our guide was wonderful explaining everything. BUT. I didn't feel good watching the monks lining up for lunch and we as tourists lines up beside taking...More

Thank R_Sweden
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is next door to U Bein bridge. It;s a good place to visit although probably not close before sunset as I can imagine it will be overloeded with tourist going to the bridge next. I did it on another day in the morning....More

Thank Bram H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an interesting place indeed, go in the morning when the monks are collecting alms. Don't go in the afternoon when there is no activity to watch. While you are there, you may also visit their kitchen and cafeteria, but always ask for permission first....More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was part of our tour and it was all very colourful, but I felt really uncomfortable watching the monks queuing up for their meal. It was a human zoo, all they needed was a "Don't poke the Monks" sign. I certainly wouldn't want hundreds...More

Thank Nick N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This huge (mini village into the village) monastery is definitely a must! The breakfast time at 10:15am is way too crowded but its really really impressing! Just too many tourist way too disrespectful and it felt even worse than in a zoo. So if you...More

Thank Noémie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spend many days with this guy and it totally worth it,we went to many places even outside of Mandalay,he even took me to the famous De Doke waterfall,he swam with me too.what I like about him is that he's always punctual and give reasonable...More

Thank Shervin L
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Saw 1500 Buddhist Monks and novices receive their meal of the day from sponsors, saw the massive area where meals are prepared, was very hot and lots of tourists

Thank monkeygirl18
Reviewed 16 September 2017

All tourist groups (including big Chinese, Korean and Japanese groups) are brought there for the lunch ceremony of the monks. There were nearly more tourists then monks at one point. But still it was nice to see the monks lining up for food and then...More

Thank Lukas L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Watching 2,000 or so monks process into a series of dining halls, being served food by volunteer donors was a very interesting sight. When we went there was a young man entering the novitiate and he and two sisters were dressed as royalty, recalling the...More

Thank donandkeo
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I didn't know what to expect when I saw that we were coming here. We saw hundreds of monks from all ages as well as nuns. We watched as they headed for their lunch altogether in a hall and all the while in silence. It...More

2  Thank Slim5144
Nearby Restaurants
Tom Yam Koong
70 reviews
5.52 km away
Sagaing Hill Restaurant
76 reviews
7.09 km away
Garden of the Small River Restaurant
62 reviews
7.69 km away
Kanha Sweet
8 reviews
5.50 km away
Nearby Attractions
U Bein Bridge
1,093 reviews
.56 km away
Sagaing Hill
171 reviews
6.07 km away
Soon U Ponya Shin Paya
84 reviews
6.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
8 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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