Early morning alms offering “Sai Bat”
Alms offering ‘Sai Bat’ For centuries monks and novices have left their temples every day and walked through the town, accepting alms from the local townsfolk: a way for people to gain merit.
There is a procession along the town’s main street, but our we prefer the quieter and less frequented Sai Bat which we will arrange for you. A chance to explore the morning market, Phousi Market. This market is familiar with Laotian and is where they shop all the necessities for their life such as fresh fruit, vegetable, poultry, meat, fish, etc. You will encounter many local products serving daily life in Laos before back to your hotel for your breakfast.
Visit the outstanding Wat Xiengthong with the long roof structure sweeping low to the ground, which is the typical architecture in Laos’ temple in the past, the outstanding stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham.
Head to the Mekong River for our private boat for a peaceful and natural scene upstream Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves. These caves are famous as an ancient pilgrimage site and amazed tourist by thousands of hundred-year-old gold lacquered Buddha images inside. Picnic lunch Lao style on the boat.
Cruising back to Luang Prabang with a chance of Sunset scene over the Mekong River. Transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Luang Prabang