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Luang Prabang: Alms Giving Experience

Product ID: 196196
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Join the daily alms giving ceremony with a local host to give food to monks and novices. Take part in this traditional Buddhist ceremony and learn about local culture and customs.
About this activity
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Duration 1 hour
Starting time 5:15 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

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Experience

Highlights
  • Participate in an Buddhist ancient tradition
  • Help monasteries and support local monks
  • Enjoy a cultural experience with a local host
Full description
Take part in one of the greatest Buddhist traditions, the ceremony of alms giving. Today throngs of tourists who come to Luang Prabang rise early to witness this sacred ceremony, which is truly a sight to behold.

Instead of just watching the ceremony, with this tour you can participate with a local host. Wake up at dawn and meet your host at a central location. Then line up with the other devotees and join the ceremony by giving alms to the monks.

You will be provided with sticky rice and candy, so you can give out this food as the monks walk past. Choose this tour for a meaningful way of participating in the ceremony, directly helping monasteries and keeping the tradition alive.
Includes
  • Local host
  • Guided alms giving experience
  • A sticky rice basket and candy for the monks
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to meeting point

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Important information
Know before you go
• You must wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees
• Participants must be 6 years or older
• The maximum group size is 8 people
• It is possible to donate money to a monk by placing a bill into the monk's urn

From US$ 23.54 per person

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Product ID: 196196