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Alms Giving Ceremony

Th Sisavangvong (main road to town), Luang Prabang, Laos
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If you are first time in Luang Prabang, its ok to see it. Now I have feeling, that it's show more... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Beautiful experience.

We got to the site at 5:50, the monks arrive between 6:00am to 6:30 am from different monasteries... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bengaluru, India
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Th Sisavangvong (main road to town), Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are first time in Luang Prabang, its ok to see it. Now I have feeling, that it's show more for tourists than alms giving for monk's.

Thank MartinPrague67
Reviewed 2 days ago

We got to the site at 5:50, the monks arrive between 6:00am to 6:30 am from different monasteries. Please be respectful and dress appropriately. It is better to watch from the other side of the street and let the locals give the alms as the...More

Thank Jayonthego
Reviewed 4 days ago

The alms giving ceremony happens every day as this tis part of Laotian daily life. Mostly you will see old people or family doing this every morning in front of their houses, or on the Main Street. Sadly, sometime tourists ruin the scenery of the...More

Thank savijak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am quite biased about this ceremony. It was a very interesting experience to see this ceremony with monks coming out of the temples really early in the morning and people giving them alms... Although I felt the holiness of the ceremony isn't really there...More

Thank atika_suri
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waking up early to soak in the atmosphere was a great experience to remember long. We just stood by and humbly watched the monks through the ceremony.

Thank Ivan K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This event happens every morning about 6am. It is lovely to see all the monks receiving alms, it is a very humbling feeling.

Thank Debbie1825
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comparing of what I saw in Myanmar, I thought the alms giving here is just ok. Nonetheless it's great to see the locals giving sticky rice to the monks everyday.

Thank AhNix
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are planning to participate, buy the food items for donation prior from a mini mart. Not advisable to buy from nearby street vendors just before the ceremony (the ceremony starts from 5:30am to 6:30am everyday) as they will charge high some of money...More

Thank JL7712
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth seeing when staying on Luang Prabang. We did not participate in giving alms and watched on quietly with respect. Didn't realise that the monks also give alms to the people. It was very nice to witness this tradition.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique moment! Arrive at 5:30 am , buy stick rice and some ships and you get one strip around your shoulders! Them, around 6 they come with a bucket in groups of 30 to 50! You offer them, without speak, they receive...More

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22 May 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.
21 January 2017|
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Response from SourabhChatt | Reviewed this property |
No guide - do It yourself.