Eight miles south of Mandalay city is the Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery. It is not an outstanding monastery with exotic shrines and temples. It is more known because of its closed proximity to the city making it convenient for many tourists–mostly Japanese–to show up at breakfast time to gawk at the hundreds of monks lining up for breakfast.

 

Burma, Mandalay Eight miles south of Mandalay city is the Maha
Burma, Mandalay Eight miles south of Mandalay city is the Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery.
Burma, Mandalay Clock tower of the Maha Ganayon  Kyaung Monastery.
Burma, Mandalay Clock tower of the Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery.
Burma, Mandalay House of the abbot of the Maha Ganayon  Kyaung
Burma, Mandalay House of the abbot of the Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery.
Burma, Mandalay A temple at the Maha Ganayon  Kyaung Monastery.
Burma, Mandalay A temple at the Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery.
Burma, Mandalay A church-like shrine at the Maha Ganayon  Kyaung Monastery.
Burma, Mandalay A church-like shrine at the Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery.
Burma, Mandalay The monastery receives many tourists (especially Japanese); these are the
Burma, Mandalay The monastery receives many tourists (especially Japanese); these are the guiding rules
Burma, Mandalay The monastery receives many tourists (especially Japanese) who come to
Burma, Mandalay The monastery receives many tourists (especially Japanese) who come to see the monks in the morning lining up for breakfast; each one carrying his own bowl
Burma, Mandalay The monastery receives many tourists (especially Japanese) who come to
Burma, Mandalay The monastery receives many tourists (especially Japanese) who come to see the monks in the morning lining up for breakfast
Burma, Mandalay the morning line up includes novice nuns
Burma, Mandalay the morning line up includes novice nuns
Burma, Mandalay young monks; many families send their children to a monastery
Burma, Mandalay young monks; many families send their children to a monastery for a year or two
Burma, Mandalay young monks; many families send their children to a monastery
Burma, Mandalay young monks; many families send their children to a monastery for a year or two
Burma, Mandalay everyone carries and washes his own food bowl
Burma, Mandalay everyone carries and washes his own food bowl
Monks eating breakfast;  each one carries and washes his own
Monks eating breakfast; each one carries and washes his own bowl
Shoe are not worn inside the dorms or chapels
Shoe are not worn inside the dorms or chapels
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; rules for visitors
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; rules for visitors
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; sleeping dormitory
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; sleeping dormitory
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; the main functions are to
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; the main functions are to study and pray
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; local animals are not disturbed
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; local animals are not disturbed
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; house of a famous writer
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; house of a famous writer who wrote books for monks and lay people
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; morning wash-up
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; morning wash-up
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; morning wash-up
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; morning wash-up
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; morning wash-up
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; morning wash-up
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; book store for tourists
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; book store for tourists
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; main road through monastery
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; main road through monastery
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; moment of relaxation
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; moment of relaxation
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; washing his eating bowl
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; washing his eating bowl
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; washing his eating bowl
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; washing his eating bowl
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; scriptures along the road
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; scriptures along the road
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; rail tracks (active?)
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; rail tracks (active?)
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; local village shop
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; local village shop
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; local women
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; local women
Burma, Mandalay  Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; local woman
Burma, Mandalay Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery; local woman
Burma, Mandalay; people waiting to vote; during our visit in November 2015
Burma, Mandalay; people waiting to vote; during our visit in November 2015 Burma held it first free and fair election in 50 years; it elected the National League for Democracy as winner with Aung San Suu Kyi its leader
Burma, Mandalay; people waiting to vote; during our visit in November 2015
Burma, Mandalay; people waiting to vote; during our visit in November 2015 Burma held it first free and fair election in 50 years; it elected the National League for Democracy as winner with Aung San Suu Kyi its leader
Burma, Mandalay; people elected the National League for Democracy as winner with Aung
Burma, Mandalay; people elected the National League for Democracy as winner with Aung San Suu Kyi its leader