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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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  • We watched this unfold way back from the crowd on our hotel balcony, I cannot help but think this is now a big tourist attraction, and quite sad to watch. The street hawkers badgering to get you to bu...  more »
  • It is ceremony in the main street of the city is a pity since it has lost especially if content-based tourists but can also be seen in small streets away from the Center with local people which makes it special.
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  • Meanwhile, many become too touristy, you have to be very early, in other cities or villages is much respect fuller, sometimes sit there all buses to give tourists to the monks, personally I found it very onrespectvol by some donors.
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