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Donations giving

On the Main Street in Luang Prabang- starts before 6 am finished 7 am. If you would like to donate... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
barbaraiwonaw
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Wonderful sight

Worth the early morning start to see this traditional ceremony carried out throughout Asia by the... read more

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Worth the early morning start to see this traditional ceremony carried out throughout Asia by the monks.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Early to rise to experience this offering to the Monks very humbling it's a must do. I would suggest you have a guide as he talks you through the ritual.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank darrenc692
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were here to observe the Alms giving which a predawn rituals for giving sticky rice to the monks. please make sure when you do this that you have fresh rice and not overnight and please do not place money along with the rice. Here...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kemariah D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having been accosted by a couple of ladies who insisted where we were was the right place to be involved in this event - we later found that they had somewhat exaggerated and the only place to be is up on the main road -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LW86500
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to witness the Alms Giving Ceremony. Unfortunately there were so many tourists that did not respect the ceremony, using flash photography, walking in front of the monks while they were receiving offerings and just wanting a good photo. It was such...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BiataH3
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Got up early to see 200 monks gather their alms, we respected what we were told about standing across the road, no flash photographer or up close - but the Chinese were using selfie sticks to get a picture with them in it and also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BristolJeanine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watching the monks during this ceremony should have been an amazing experience, however the lack of tourist respect turned it into a circus. If you go make sure you arrive before the monks, stay a respectable distance from them and don't use flash photography! It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hamish S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the Main Street in Luang Prabang- starts before 6 am finished 7 am. If you would like to donate- you can do it buying food on place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank barbaraiwonaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique experience! You will need to wake up early since monks come by between 5:30 and 6:00 am. You should take some food: rice, biscuits or fruit. You can buy rice on the street, local ladies provide the rice and a bench for $20,000 ($2,5...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited Luang Prabang before and was bringing my grown up daughter to see the wonderful temples and culture. We both appreciated the local support for the monks and monasteries through providing food each morning. Honoured to observe. But disappointed to see tourists failing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Nishat S
6 December 2018|
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Response from Lance S | Reviewed this property |
Its a circus best avoided as it is over touristed. but if you really must do it get photo's from the other side of the street opposite the crowd. Remember if you actually participate you must be lower in posture to the monks.
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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
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RozW
23 May 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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