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Very moving and respectful

A great ceremony to witness in Luang Prabang along the main street. Upon sunrise the monks from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cairns, Australia
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Very interesting but inform yourself how to BEHAVE

Very interesting tradition doesn't matter if you only watch or participate. BUT please (!!!), for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pawel M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whilst I have the greatest respect for the monks & the ceremony, we were less than impressed with a local woman who accosted us as we turned into the street at the start of the ceremony. We had only intended to observe, but she was...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love it, just want to talk to all travelers remember the rule when see it, no fash and be quiet.. it’s not acting

Thank luong q
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our guide being a practicing Bhudist and an ex monk was very keen for us to see the alms giving ceremony. So taking his advice we were collected from our hotel very early 05:30 and taken to the area in Luang Prabang where this ritual...More

1  Thank fraserfritz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although there are sometimes very disrespectful tourist it is something one should see. You can sit outside a cafe enjoy a cup of coffee and watch this ceremony. Unfortunately you will see many tourist disrespecting the lovely monks by shoving there large cameras during the...More

Thank crystallee76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great ceremony to witness in Luang Prabang along the main street. Upon sunrise the monks from the local temple walk along the street and locals make offerings to the monks. It is a special thing to witness and worth the effort of getting up...More

Thank rhthomas1980
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get up early to take part in this ceremony about 6:15am. The local ladies will provide you with a little chair and put a scarf around your shoulders. They will give you rice which costs about $4 Au. They will keep bringing it to you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting tradition doesn't matter if you only watch or participate. BUT please (!!!), for both cases, inform how to behave. Respect is everything.

Thank Pawel M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is one of Lao traditional "must do" for all visitor, the buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony takes place daily as the sun rises, tge activities is beginning on the main street. Hotel staff can prepare on what you need.

Thank Suwanich K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were up early, thank goodness we are still getting used to Laos time from Sydney. The monks are all along the Main Street at 6ish. You just need to keep an eye out for the locals who sit on stools to give the alms....More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was actually in shock when I witnessed what I can only describe as a complete circus, with tourists as the main spectators and the young monk boys the animals on display. I felt so sorry for the monks as Korean tourists shoved their cameras...More

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Karen R
9 July 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
23 May 2017|
Response from paul216x |
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
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.