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Trip Report A Few Fun Days In Luang Prabang

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Our second day in Luang Prabang begins much earlier than most of our vacation days. I am up before the local rooster has given his first cock-a-doodle-do. However, I know our early rising will be worthwhile.

We are up to experience a very cool morning happening here, the giving of alms, a religious ceremony involving the town's famous monks. As a religious ceremony there are rules regarding the giving of arms. One interesting rule is that women must be seated to make an offering although men can do so while standing.

Although there are more popular areas to witness this tradition, our first experience occurs along a main street less than five minutes from our hotel. Here, sticky rice vendors provide for a small price the food we can offer as the monks pass by.

It is unfortunate that the noise of the street, even at 6 am, takes away from the experience but I am still glad we got up early to participate in it.


Video:http://youtu.be/3-9-DBV9Ir0

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