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All reviews sticky rice respectful distance early start monks walk daily ritual single file the main street giving food every morning humbling experience street vendors no flash tak bat orange robes taking photos moving experience young monks
It’s great to watch the monks walk the street for their morning Tak Bat. We only had to walk out of our hotel to watch.
Some guests at our hotel offered Tak Bat.
The hotel was able to prepare on pre-order.
Handing out we felt...More
Every morning at sunrise about 200 monks walk through the streets collecting alms. Be respectful, dress appropriately, do not get in the monks way as the progression winds through the streets. Take pictures but don’t use a flash. Very nice to see.
Yes it’s an early start but it’s worth it. The procession commenced with a chant and rows of seats provide those giving alms to positioned to give rice or whatever to the long line of monks. Rice can be purchased from street vendors along the...More
We had mixed feelings about joining this ceremony after reading the various reviews here.
However, my Husband and I decided to take part in this ceremony as it was his birthday. We got up early and we were the first to hit the streets. We...More
This would have been an ok experience except for the woman, who I thought was lovely, and grabbed me as I walked out of my hotel and gave me rice and a seat and told me to give it to the monks! Naive me thought...More
To my astonishment, nearly all the monks discarded wads of rice that had been bought by tourists, dumping them in an open "wastebasket," and then proceeded to accept favored rice from a local woman who presumably had prepared her very own offering. Still, all infall,...More
Alms giving is still an integral part of life in laos and worth getting up early to take part. Becoming a monk for a period is part of local life and community supports this by providing food for the monks.
Response from hydrogen99 | Reviewed this property |
It's all over the town of Luang Prabang. It's a small town. If you stick on the main street (which is converted to the night market in the evening), you can't go wrong. Just follow the crowd in the morning
Response from extravelagent | Reviewed this property |
Luang Prabang is small. If you want to watch the circus with the groups of impolite tourists Wat Xiong Thong is where to go. But since the monks walk from Wat to Wat, you can go towards the smaller temples and watch the... More
Luang Prabang is small. If you want to watch the circus with the groups of impolite tourists Wat Xiong Thong is where to go. But since the monks walk from Wat to Wat, you can go towards the smaller temples and watch the serene locals pass out the alms. If you want to really feel the true ceremony, go towards the smaller Wats, go early (when it's dark) speak to the locals. Any hotel or guesthouse in town is no more than 10-15 minutes walk away from any of the Wats. Good luck