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Alms Giving Ceremony

Th Sisavangvong (main road to town), Luang Prabang, Laos
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No tourist attraction

Ladies selling food to tourists to give to the monks... Wrong kind of tourism. It's a pity people... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John F
London, United Kingdom
Magical moment

If you are a Buddhist follower or at least you are respect to Buddhism, this is really good moment... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beijing, China
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Th Sisavangvong (main road to town), Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ladies selling food to tourists to give to the monks... Wrong kind of tourism. It's a pity people don't just go there to watch and need to be part of this.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are a Buddhist follower or at least you are respect to Buddhism, this is really good moment to get interactions with the monks, sadly there are lots Travelers are not aware or seems to be disrespectful to the culture and religion, as they...More

Thank Balihgh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Because this takes place very early in the morning, everything is silent and peaceful. The colours of the monks dressings make the scenario impressive and magnificent with all its meaning. They pass by in small groups at different times but it's great to just watch...More

Thank InesRua
Reviewed 4 days ago

The alms giving starts really early in the morning. But it's all worthwhile waking up before sunrise to experience this. Whilst I'm not a Buddhist, I wish some of the tourists there are more respectful when they go about giving alms and taking pics. It's...More

Thank MarketingAnalyst
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of a kind experience , you will need to wake up very early in the morning or check with your hotel if they go to the Hotel for the ceremony , At The Grand Hotel you can expect their visit at the hotel ....More

Thank Newton M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to the alms giving ceremony many times over the twelve years we have been coming to Lao . Years ago it was a peaceful giving experience . Everyone that participated was respectful to the monks and the ceremony. Now it is not...More

Thank Erica M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The idea of participating in a community daily ritual where locals give food to the local monks who cannot prepare their own food was a touching experience. Wow that is a community is all about!

Thank rainman2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting experience, I had a lot of motivation to wake up super early in the morning to see it. I only wish more tourists would be more respectful to the monks during the ceremony.

Thank vespersmarquess
Reviewed 1 week ago

Early morning every day lao people in Luangprabang, get up early morning to open the day by Alms giving ceremony

Thank Phouma P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Early start needed for a spectacular site with monks walking along to collect food for the poor. Our hotel arranged for us to have a basket of rice and we scooped handfuls into their urns as they passed - but you had to be quick...More

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23 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.