Morning Alms Ceremony

Every morning between 5:30 and 6am, hundreds of monks from Luang Prabang line up to receive food from both locals and tourists alike in a ritual known as tak bat.

The monks walk single file along the main street in descending age order, each carrying an alms bowl, and oftentimes an umbrella, too—for the morning rain.

The entire ritual is silent and extremely peaceful…by far one of my favorite experiences here in Laos.

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