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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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  • A lots of tourists attend to this acitvity. You can book a package tour and the activity is also a part of it. We start at 5am from hotel in a mini van then our car park near a river we walked from th...  more »
  • Almsgiving takes place daily as the sun rises, beginning on the main street of Luang Prabang before spreading out to all the side streets. The practice of getting up before daybreak to donate food to ...  more »
  • In advance I've read quite a bit about it, and it's unfortunately true that here something very nice completely is disenchanted by some incomprehensible behavior by tourists. Look best in a side street with attached away from the action, and when shooting then without! Flash light!
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