Alms Giving Ceremony, Luang Prabang

In a World Heritage-listed city, you can take part in one of most sacred and ancient Lao traditions known as Alms Giving Ceremony. The ritual begins at sunrise with around 200 devotees departing from their temples and spreading out all over the city to hand out alms. Before participating in the spiritual ceremony, purchase the simple offerings of rice, traditional sweet snacks, or fresh fruit. Should you wish not to give any alms, keep an appropriate distance from the monks and behave in a respectful manner. Cover your chest, legs, and shoulders in modest clothing, and turn off the flash on your camera. Plan to visit Alms Giving Ceremony during your Luang Prabang vacation using our convenient Luang Prabang online tour itinerary planner .
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  • Clearly, this belongs to the monks in order to make the alms in the morning. But it has degenerated to the business by you get everything local to half past five, what it takes to do this. Rice mat designed chairs on it, sticky rice and sweets. Colour-coded a wonderful photo opportunity...
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  • This morning ceremony is a must to view. If you want to participate please follow and respect the rules. I saw many tourists only participating for the photo op, getting in the face of the monks, talk...  more »
  • We had to get up very early to experience the monk parade and Alms giving. It was well worth the early rising. I got some wonderful photos of the nearby temple before taking our place on low chairs th...  more »
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