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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 is a beautiful tradition but marred by tourists taking photos inches away from the monks, or blocking their path whilst taking selfies, or filling up their urns with rubbishy packets of snacks bo...  read more »
  • I feel some sympathy for the locals and the religious participants as minivans full of tourist set up on low stools near the wats and others set up their camera tripods. The disrespectful behaviour sp...  read more »
  • Very disappointing - made for tourists - very crass. Rubbish sold and also spoilt by flag cameras and pushy tourists. 
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