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Definetely worth waking up early

Taking place at 5/530 am one has to wake up early to make sure you see the whole ceremony. The... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Jordan F
Santa Monica, California
Alms Giving

An awesome experience. Both of us enjoyed this very much. A real spiritual experience. Activity... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Jasbir S
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Th Sisavangvong (main road to town), Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Taking place at 5/530 am one has to wake up early to make sure you see the whole ceremony. The actual ceremony does not take so long but it is definetely interesting to see

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

An awesome experience. Both of us enjoyed this very much. A real spiritual experience. Activity starts early .

Thank Jasbir S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We went a step further in participating in the ceremony. There are vendors selling baskets of sticky rice and packets of snacks on the road. We bought and they provided floor mats for us to sit and distribute to the stream of monks who were...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Amazing ecperience of Tak Bat, remeber to respect the monks so no flash, no go near by monks and take off your shoes and hat

Thank Marco G
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I'll start by saying I'm not a religious person, however I can appreciate many religions that I've seen around the world with an open mind...but this wasn't a very nice ceremony. What probably started as an honest and genuine ceremony has turned into this tourist...More

1  Thank Lindsey H
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Yes, you have to wake up very early in the mornig and do your best. You can just watch but is very nice to participed, you just need to buy some rice, or vegetables to the monks (avoid plastic food, they really dont eat that)....More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Since we stayed at My dream Boutique, the preparation done by the hotel staff. We did the offering at 6am. Avoid taking selfie while offering the food to the monks. I believe it is very improper act. My personal view.

Thank Prabakranaidu S
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Opted not to go to the temple as I wanted a more relaxed viewing without so many tourists. The row of about 70 monks filed down the road outside the hotel where I was staying about 6.10am. There were not many locals offering food and...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I was pulled by a local woman who was waiting by the doors of the hostels with the sticky rice and food baskets. She didn't participate in the ceremony, but was sort of forcing me to give more to monks, saying that they were hungry,...More

Thank pioletdefusta
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Went here before, today again with friends. I realised that 90% of the people sitting there were actually tourists.... A mix of Asian and European. That makes it a bit weird. After 15 minutes the tourists ran back to there tuk-tuks and minivans, let the...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.