Every morning at sunrise in Luang Prabang and around Laos.
Great photos, the orange robes are gorgeous!
So, how does it work? Are the people waiting for the monks so they can give alms and receive a blessing?
Each morning, just after sunrise locals will line the streets kneeling down with food for the monks, such as sticky rice, but also sweets. The monks walk in a procession and collect the food. Tourists can partake, the main advice is "copy a local".
Luang Prabang has a lot of wats (probably the highest density in Lao), so there are a few different processions.
I regret we did not make a time to do this as participants. We saw this on our final day. The idea of waking up at dawn was pretty unappealing. Bit worried I may have lost some merit there.
@Laurel, thanks :) Monks are very photogenic. In Lao the robes are a very bright orange. It seems each country (or perhaps each branch of Buddhism) uses a different shade of red/orange.
You got good shot. I got up at 6am in order to watch this yesterday. But I was a little bit late. When I arrived, they almost finished.
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