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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  • Candy can be purchased with 1 scoop 10,000 keep. We took some photos, so I bought. There are walking in the business, followers, followers, while Japan's sash make sure to giggle and raise rice. Don't go might blind, into a tourist attraction. To believers who are rude. We'll respond in good manners as a Japanese. Walking Street is nice begging, chanting sutras in the evening hours, and many still Nagare sutras from the temple and feel like hearing what a good thing. Have feelings give followers Mr. rose make offerings that Japanese people take pictures just seem, margin
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  • We must get up early and go to wait the monks arrive. It is a little chaotic for the amount of people but it is something unique to see
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  • I loved watching the ceremony. It started at around 6 am and lasted fir one hour. Wait till their is adequate light before taking pictures so that you can do so without coming too close to the monks o...  more »

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