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Alms Giving Ceremony

Th Sisavangvong (main road to town), Luang Prabang, Laos
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Worth getting out of bed early

I missed this on my last visit and made it a point to stay close to the xieng Thing to be able to... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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I got up one day pre dawn to witness the alms giving at Luang Prabang. The local people do it... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Sonya B
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Th Sisavangvong (main road to town), Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I missed this on my last visit and made it a point to stay close to the xieng Thing to be able to catch this unique experience early in the morning. It's indeed a wonderful sight to see the towns people line up kneeling to...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I got up one day pre dawn to witness the alms giving at Luang Prabang. The local people do it regularly, as do the monks. It is one of the most beautiful things I've every seen. Seeing people giving so selflessly both to the the...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Our guesthouse organised a driver to take us to watch the alms giving procession. He took us to the main street in LP which is where the largest number of monks come through. There were a lot of tourists watching the procession and some where...More

Thank TravelBackToBalance
Reviewed 8 August 2016

a peaceful quiet time to be out and about and hear the padding of bare feet on the street. not a word is spoken. very humbling experience to observe. otherworldly. be respectful, stand back and let them pass like giant orange butterflies.

Thank here2daygonetomorrow
Reviewed 7 August 2016

It is definitely a must see event and a very unique experience. make sure to wake up early and see this atleast once

Thank JonathanKing031
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Better get up early, otherwise you miss this amazing piece of real Buddhism. Also, it is better to keep a little distance and even consider not taking photos as not to disturb this very old tradition, which I guess must have been more impressive when...More

Thank Guy F
Reviewed 6 August 2016

A fascinating insight to the Buddhist culture at the heart of Laos and for what Luang Prabang is known for. Worth experiencing the calm ceremony before its either becomes more of a tourist attraction than it already is, or worse dies out in its present...More

Thank HighRisk
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

5am get up and arrived at 5:30. Ceremony started at 5:45. It is a definite must do for Luang Prabang. Buy some rice and snacks for 10000kip and join in. We had some of our party who wanted to take pictures and didn't take part...More

Thank button88
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The Takbat ceremony always in the morning. Please do not be late if you really want to take a look at it. Be at the main street at 5.30 AM already and if you wish to get involved, you can prepare the rice and be...More

Thank JovinaJakarta
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Very unique culture which should not miss it amazing of several monks with yellow robe of Buddhist monks walking early morning to collect food, and to respect to the culture, shoulder and knee need to be cover.

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Where can I find this ceremony and how early should I get there?
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What time does it begin and where does it take place. I'm going there next week!
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.
who was your guide? Would you recommend a guide for a two day stay or can we explore ourselves?
21 January 2017|
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Response from SourabhChatt | Reviewed this property |
No guide - do It yourself.