How it works:
- Version 1: offering amulets/blessings in exchange for donations to help the temple they claim to be from.
- Version 2: some even double up as unofficial guides and offer to bring you around temples and pagodas.
- Version 3: fake nuns who simply ask for donations.
Places to beware:
- Mandalay: Mandalay Bus terminal
- Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market, China Town Yangon
What to do:
- Decline – real monks never do such things.