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Alms Giving Ceremony, Luang Prabang

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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 see Alms Giving Ceremony and other attractions that appeal to you using our Luang Prabang trip itinerary maker.
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  • This was an impressive ceremony which happens every day at the same time and attracts many tourists and locals.Sart time is in the dark and it proceeds until dayligh half an hour later and involves ma...  more »
  • You would need to wake up early to catch this one, but it's an awesome experience. Just be respectful to the monks when you participate in this ceremony.  more »
  • This is a must to do if staying in Luang Prabang. It was part of our package whilst staying at the Sofitel.  more »