Pokemon banned from Mdy pagoda
POKEMON, go. Players are no longer welcome at Aung Taw Mu Pagoda. The board of trustees has banned them from the pagoda in Chan Aye Thar San township, Mandalay.
“We’ve asked them not to disturb pilgrims, and to give them priority. I’m sure they understand,” said the board’s chair, U Win Myint, on August 16.
In a statement apparently intended to convey some meaning to non-initiates, disappointed players said there were three Pokestops in the pagoda grounds, making it easy to get Pokeballs because there were so many monsters. “The pagoda is a really safe place to play,” said gamer Ko Zay Marn Oo.
“The pagoda closes at 9:30pm. Then they have to go outside and play. Some of them go on until 10:30pm,” said U Win Myint.