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one of the must-visit place in Yangon for rewarding experience

Kalaywa Monastery in Yanogn is one of the interesting attractions for all visitors traveling to... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Bobo Z
Great to Visit !

Large monastery and Nunnery that welcomes visitors. The entrance is very ornate, but the interior... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
James W
Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Kalaywa Monastery in Yanogn is one of the interesting attractions for all visitors traveling to Myanmar . That is more than monastery which is full of interesting activites . This monastery seems to be the Buddhist University where no of thousand of buddhist monks dwell...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Large monastery and Nunnery that welcomes visitors. The entrance is very ornate, but the interior is spartan and strictly functional. Plan to get there about 11:30 am when the monks and nuns are lining up for lunch. Great opportunity for photographs !

Thank James W
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The monastery is closed on the weekends so you won’t be able to find the students or teachers having their lessons. One of the monks advised us to visit on a weekday, about 1030 in the morning.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Because of a photo of hundred monks familiar to my experience in Thailand, I had spent my whole effort to find the place. I finally found that Kalyawa Monastery is located at the next door to Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. It is locally called as...More

3  Thank Wasana N
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

On a rainy day I visited the Kalaywa Monastery. It was about 30 minutes from the Strand Hotel half way to the airport. It is a beautiful place. It is a school that teaches boys and girls all core subjects, math, science, Burmese, English in...More

1  Thank Sergey12345678
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was a amazing. We were able to talk to a few of the monks and participate in a lunch event. Its very humbling to see so many monks studying and teaching Buddhist scripture.

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

On a recent tour to Yangon, after reading about this Monastery asked our guide to take us there to visit. It is about 20 minutes out of the city, but so worthwhile. All very young boys and girls live there. Over 1000 living there. We...More

3  Thank Sally6
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We visited this place during the morning meal time. A thousand monks lined up to get their food, yes a thousand of them in their dark red robes all lined up. There was a Taiwanese group who offered donations that day and it was the...More

1  Thank kormensandiego
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Over 600 (both Monks and Novices) are studying. Most of them are quite young and orphan.Something great feeling when seeing their way of living,take care and share to each other, them-self.

1  Thank Zayar19
Reviewed 2 June 2016

One of great monasteries in Myanmar to visit. Kalaywa Sayardaw is one of famous monks in Myanmar. Their teaching is based on Laeti Sayardaw. You can enroll in 10 days retreat mediation class year round. If you want to learn Buddhist, please learn there.

1  Thank Soe A
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