Member Reviews (6)
- Morning's MonksApr 29, 2013
I felt like an intruder watching the monks receiving alms, but nonetheless it's a beautiful ceremony. Be respectful, don't try to actually give food (apparently many vendors will try to sell you rice to give the monks, this is generally frowned upon) and if you take pictures be discreet.
- Morning's MonksMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Dec 01, 2012
The touristification of the early morning monk's walk, personally, made me uncomfortable. I choose not to participate directly and personally have no problem with those that do.
It just wasn't an activity for me.
- Morning's MonksMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersGreen Travelers+ 2Oct 30, 2012
It is an unforgettable experience being part of the almsgiving in one the mornings during my visit to Luang Prabang. Not only the people are dedicated to provide food for the monks, but the monks also gave food to the needy. It is a good reminder for us that we don't need all the materials in this world and can still be thankful.
- Morning's MonksMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 15, 2012
Monks receive their morning devotions here in this city. People offer the monks in their flowing orange robes food usually in the form of rice. Many guesthouse owners will help you with your gifts if you decide to offer the monks something.
- Morning's MonksJan 15, 2014
It's hard to write a review on this, because this is a prime example of how something that is part of the culture is being destroyed by tourism. To watch the procession of hundreds of orange clad monks doing their morning alms is inspiring to see, yet watching the disrespectful tourists jumping in front of them to get a picture, and chasing them all over town in a tour bus is disgusting. If you want to see it, BE RESPECTFUL! stand off to the side and take pictures discreetly.
- Morning's MonksJul 05, 2012
Okay, I might have just posted that the elephants are my favorite thing and i forgot, the morning offering with the monks. This is such a moment in life. Find a spot, away from any large tour group, read or ask how to be ever so humble and polite and enjoy this moment in life. wow.