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“Interesting in insight in the monks daily rituals”

Alms Giving Ceremony
Reviewed January 11, 2013

If you get up nice an early you can see the monks trailing the streets in their bright orange robes collecting their alms. Its a wonderful, peaceful thing to watch, although some of the tourists and their cameras are unbelievably rude. We watched the processions and then found a nice coffee house to watch the last few walking the streets. Nice morning.

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Waking up at 6 am and going out to observe the monks parade in absolute tranquility is a marvellous experience - until the hords of tourists come in with the flashlight cameras and their ever shouting habits that take away the spirit of the old tradition. I can only ask any fellow travellers to observe the meaning of this daily donation walk in order to ensure that it will stay there for many more decades.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

The ceremony will be great experience if you stay away in the crowds. We stayed in our little street near Phousi Guesthouse and there were no tourists at all, only locals. Nobody took photos. The monks came about 7AM.
If you want to be part of this ceremony, don´t take photos, please be respectful, sit down and take your shoes off, don´t yell or laugh loud and when you want to leave, wait until all the monks have passed by.

If you go to the main area of ceremony, be prepared to meet lots of tourists and lots of cameras.

Thank Maria R
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Whatever you do while you're in Luang Prabang, please wake up early and take part in this memorable ceremony! Number 1 on my not to be missed things in Luang Prabang!

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

As we have been doing this in a number of Asian countries the LP have commercialised this completely. You walk in the street at 6.00 and are ordered to sit down, hold a basket of cookies and a basket of sticky rice and pay KIP 20,000. Nice to notice that at the end of each line of donators there is a little boy with a plastic bag the begs the monks for food. Sort of recycling system

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