Morning Almsgiving And Market Tour In Luang Prabang

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    5:30 am
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel in Luang Prabang
  • Return Details :
    Your hotel in Luang Prabang
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Rise early to observe the solemn morning ritual of monks walking through the streets of Luang prabang at sunrise to collect alms. "Tak bat" or almsgiving is a must-see experience for travelers to Luang Prabang, home to nearly 80 Buddhist temples. After the opportunity to make your own rice offering to saffron-robed monks, head to a Morning market for another glimpse of local life.

Highlights

  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

You will be picked up at your hotel at 5:30 am and transferred to a street where a single-file line of silent, saffron-clad Buddhist monks walk with their alms bowls each morning.

Observe or participate in this serene Buddhist ritual of almsgiving, known as tak bat. Luang Prabang’s many monastic communities are sustained by the local Buddhists who place sticky rice in the monks’ bowls during the daily ritual. Take the opportunity to make a rice offering with the help of your guide, or simply watch in awe as dozens of monks emerge to stroll past laypeople offering flowers and incense in reverence for this sacred observance.

After the monks have passed through, you’ll visit a market that pops up each morning near Luang Prabang’s main thoroughfare. Brush elbows with the locals buying daily fruits, vegetables, meat and spices from vendors who display an enticing array of products from their bamboo mats and sarongs on the sidewalk. Marvel at locally grown chili peppers, miniature eggplants and violet banana flowers used in home cooking, and perhaps try regional snacks like dried buffalo skin and rice-flour chips at your own expense. When the tour ends, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Almsgiving donation
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 7 people per booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Minimum age is 12 years

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

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