Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report A Few Fun Days In Luang Prabang

Jump to last reply

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

21 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report The City, the River, the Jungle: Our Holiday in Kuching - Borneo
  2. 2 Trip Report Festival tour in Tibet in this season 2015
  3. 3 Trip Report Help! Which to choose?
  4. 4 Hotel or Air First for Japan?
  5. 5 Safe for solo female travel in Malaysia?
  6. 6 Trip Report When is the best time to visit Bhutan?
  7. 7 North Vietnam Again!
  8. 8 Passport Safety
  9. 9 Independent female traveller
  10. 10 Castle & King
  11. 11 Need suggestions for solo trip (2-3 weeks, next May)
  12. 12 Mt Aso Eruption
  13. 13 Can you HELP with figuring out United Miles and how to get them SF-Bangkok?
  14. 14 6-7 months in SE Asia (majority in Thailand) - visa, weather, meet-up ?s
  15. 15 Smeagol and Muffin in Sri Lanka ( and a quick stop in Dubai)
  16. 16 Final Itinerary Kyoto area through Kamakura (skipping Tokyo this trip)
  17. 17 Trip Report From Singapore to NZ: A Remarkable Safari Through Time and Across Cultures
  18. 18 Shoe/sock étiquette for temple viewing
  19. 19 In Chiang Mai Thailand
  20. 20 10 Days in Vietnam/Thailand/Cambodia
  21. 21 HELP! BKK, UdonThani&Beach Budget Family
  22. 22 One week in India
  23. 23 Itinerary for Second Visit to Japan
  24. 24 End of March - Seeking a fabulous ryokan relatively near Tokyo for 2 nights
  25. 25 Bangkok airport taxi options
View next 25 » Back to the top