Rise early to the sound of the temple gong, walk through the quiet streets. Watch the daily procession of three hundred young Morning Alms Ceremony monks walk silently by, collecting sticky rice and other foods in their bronze bowls.
The ritual is linked to a Buddhist tradition in which monks beg for their daily food as a way to demonstrate humility.
Almsgiving is an important religious act in Buddhism and it must be carried out respectfully by locals and tourists alike.
Continue to visit Luang Prabang’s morning market, where you will see the locals haggling for fresh meat, fruit, and vegetables. You will have change to enjoy local coffee/ drinks in a small restaurant in the busy market.