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Alms Giving Ceremony

Th Sisavangvong (main road to town), Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
08040570990
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Yes it may be a very early start to the day but this is worth doing. Only lasts a few minutes but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mingram_uk
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Amazing and zen-like experience

This is an experience NOT to be missed when visiting Luang Prabang. Wake up early, get some fresh... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
WorldwideExplorer33
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Th Sisavangvong (main road to town), Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yes it may be a very early start to the day but this is worth doing. Only lasts a few minutes but is a tick on immersing yourself a little more in some of the local culture. Make sure to seek advice locally on where...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an experience NOT to be missed when visiting Luang Prabang. Wake up early, get some fresh steamed rice from your hotel or the local vendors and sit quietly, contemplate life, and watch the monks go by as you give alms. This felt like...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We woke early to walk into the Main Street for 5:30am and it was well worth the early start! Its obvious where the monks will be walking as there little plastic seats put along the sidewalk and street vendors selling things to you to offer...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You have to be up super early but this is definitely a neat thing to observe. Just make sure you keep a respectful distance if you're not actually participating.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tak Bat is an important aspect of Buddhist practice and it is still performed here in Luang Prabang where monks walk the streets at dawn receiving food from lay Buddhists. If you are not a Buddhist, by all means observe from a distance and do...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My daughter, MIL and I were so pleased that we dragged ourselves out of bed at dawn to observe and participate in this unique experience. For a very small fee our hotel prepared an offering for us to give. A very special and moving experience.

Thank Karen F
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Yes, it takes a little effort to be in the streets by about 5am. Make sure your hands are clean & find a seat. Local vendors will sell you mostly sticky rice that you serve portions from as the monks walk past. Maybe take some...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Suggest you make the effort to get out of bed early and see this unique experience. It is quite humbling as a Westerner to witness and even partake in the ceremony. You should dress respectfully for this.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got up early to observe the Alms giving ceremony. We did not go in to the main town, instead observed it close to our hotel on one of the main roads back to the monastery. The monks were returning and local people gave them...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fortunately for me, I woke up early every day in LP so I had no issue making it in time for the alma giving ceremony. I had planned to watch but the ladies selling the sticky rice convinced me to try. The biggest basket of...More

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Karen R
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Kllsm | Reviewed this property |
We were in Luang Prabang, not Siem Reap. You have to be at the site at 6am..
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RozW
May 22, 2017|
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Response from paul216x |
About 5.30 or earlier I think it depends on the sunrise and time of year. Please dress respectfully this means shoulders and legs covered, keep your distance and don't get in the way of the monks, don't flash cameras in... More
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RozW
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Steve M | Reviewed this property |
We went to Sakkaline Rd which is the main Rd in town. The further up the road you walk towards the river the quieter it seemed to get in terms of tourists. 6:00 start or there abouts.
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