Story Behind the Image | Mahagandayon Monastery

September 8, 2014
September 8, 2014 ICS Travel Group

Story Behind the Image | Mahagandayon Monastery

Carsten Schmidt, Country Manager in Myanmar, tells this story…

“I took this photo while I was in Mandalay together with the German movie maker Thomas Juncker. We went to the Mahagandayon Monastery in the early morning in order to witness breakfast with the hundreds of monks who live there. The breakfast takes place at 04:45am. The scene shows monks giving out food to the other monks.

We went early in the morning to witness breakfast with hundreds of monks.

There are a lot of Buddhist people in Myanmar who can afford to donate breakfast for the monks for one day, which is worth around USD 800. In that case, the donors themselves give the food to the monks.”

Mahagandayon Monastery is located in Amarapura, half an hour driving time from Mandalay, Myanmar.