Monks' Lunch (Myanmar)

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Kha Khat Wain Kyaung, located in the city of Bago, is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in Myanmar (Burma). Daily lunch ceremony is open to visitors.

I was allowed to wander freely through the monastery photographing volunteers cooking lunch in the kitchen, monks serving tea and lunch in the dining room, and the monks coming out of their rooms and sitting down to eat.

Many Thai tourists arrived in time to donate some sweets and snacks to the monks, who in silence took the alms, served themselves rice in their bowls before entering the dinning room where the curry, tea and water were already served on the low tables around which they sat on the floor to eat their lunch, their last meal for the remaining of the day.
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