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Very well organized by the city as religion and cultural activity. Please be respectful when you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aninda_A
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Bangkok, Thailand
Early morning

Worth getting up early to participate and/or watch the alms giving. Lines of monks in their... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very well organized by the city as religion and cultural activity. Please be respectful when you join the ceremony.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aninda_A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth getting up early to participate and/or watch the alms giving. Lines of monks in their brightly coloured robes line the street to receive offerings

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank annandjohn2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have never seen something like this, go. At dawn, a line of old and young monks in saffron robes file in front of people who give them food (offering) for the day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PuckPasha
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The one-star rating is not for the ceremony itself (which is meaningful), but for the fact that it has been turned into a circus of unwilling performers for the viewing pleasure of camera toting spectators.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank galacticnick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a giant tourist mob, at 530 am I was not at all excited to be swarmed by 1000 tourists taking selfies and using flash photography in the faces of everyone there and the monks as they walked. Also- there are so many people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tamara C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seemed that the alms giving ceremony was too commercialized on the Main Street through Luang Prabang. I had read in a restaurant menu to not support the street vendors that had commercialized it. The street further from the river was nicer where the locals provided...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Adam N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got up at about 4:30 am to see the Alms giving Ceremony, our guide was waiting outside and we departed at about 5:00 am to the roads that the long lines of monks passing by. It is so hard to wake up very early...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vietsense T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most interesting things to see in Luangprabang but please don't partecipare if u don't belive in it. Just see how it works and if u want take phot but at long distance.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luangopera
Reviewed 1 week ago

The morning alms giving is a very fulfilling experience. We had to wake up at 5:30 Am to catch a glimpse of this moving ritual. We bought sticky rice and some goodies to give to the young novices. I am not a deeply religious person...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelbug1819
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Originally we were hesitant to wake up so early in the morning, but the experience made up for it. The pictures speaks for itself.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nishat S
December 6, 2018|
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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
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Karen R
July 8, 2018|
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Response from AlicenNgTK | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I was in Luang Prabang, Laos. I stayed at Champa Villa which is a great location, 8 minutes walk to the morning & night market, cafes, restaurants. You can witness the alms giving ceremony from the balcony or at the... More
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RozW
May 22, 2017|
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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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