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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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  • Look stupid for turis in darkness in the flashbulbs of dozens angekarrten run asiaten...es turis mostly alms are distributed most end of the route that people monks in a waste basket landen...od are these then collected u at the next day again touris, the sie.wieder sold distribution to the monks so that they land again to waste basket...
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  • I came to Luang Prabang 10 years ago and watched the morning alms and it was so quiet with very few tourists. Fast forward to today... Totally ruined by not just a few more like close to a thousand to...  more »
  • We woke up early enough (6:15am), so we threw on some clothes and walked behind our hotel. Surprisingly it was cold (about 55F), and still dark (till about 6:45am). Around 6:30am, groups of monks star...  more »