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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  • October 5, 2017
    This is a most populars activity for the tourist who visited Luang Prabang since the Buddish peoples love to feed the monk in the morning as their traditional especial over here. The place that the mo...  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    I felt really awkward standing there with my camera and wish I had left it in the hotel and had just watched the procession. Due to all the reviews about terrible tourist behaviour I didn't go to the ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    You have to get up a little early to attend this event but it is well worth it. Our guide had recommended it and we were not disappointed.  more »

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