Option: Tak Bat - Luang Prabang locals’ morning ceremony
Rise up early in the morning at around 5.30 to 6.30am, then departure for to Vat Nong temple to observe the Tak Bat ceremony (procession of monks). During the ceremony, locals stand on the sidewalk carrying foods in their arms in order to offer them to the walking-by monks wearing orange robes. You’ll be in awe of culturally momentous scenes as they take place in a peaceful and respectful ambiance and there will be total silence among the monks and locals. You have to make sure to wear suitable clothes (not too revealing) and photos should be taken from a distance to show your respect and to avoid unexpected issues.
After that, visit Luang Prabang, situated on the left bank of the Mekong River. Used to be a religious capital, Luang Prabang has more than 100 beautiful temples. Specifically, you will discover:
Vat Xieng Thong – the city’s finest temple which contains numerous blessed buildings.
Vat May – dating back to the end of the 18th century, a capped sanctuary featuring a five sided roof topped by three parasols.
Vat Visoun – the city’s most ancient temple with wooden windows designed under influences of the Vat Phou’s Khmer temple.
Vat Aham – Vat Visoun’s neighbor, set in frame by two large Banyan trees
Vat Senna - the first monastery with yellow and red tiles covering its roof.
At the end of the trip, you will enjoy the magnificient view of sunset on Mount Phousi Mount then discover the H’mong Night Market. Have meals by your self. Overnight at the hotel.