The Mahagandhayon Monastery is located near the U Pein Bridge. This is the largest Buddhist monastery in Myanmar accommodating more than a thousand young monks. It was founded around 1914 and is renowned as a center for monastic study and strict religious discipline. It is a typical place to witness the disciplined way of life of Buddhist monks. Distinguish character of this large monastery is the systematic manner of the monks during the lunchtime, having their meal in total silence and systematically in accordance with Buddha’s teachings.