Option: Tak Bat - the morning ritual of the Luang Prabang local
From around 5.30 to 6.30am in the morning, your guide will take you to Vat Nong temple to watch the Tak Bat ceremony (procession of monks). In the ceremony, devoted local people stand on the sidewalk bearing food in their arms which they offer to the monks as they walk by in a procession of orange robes. Be drawn deep into the culturally significant moments as they replace a peaceful and respectful ambiance with no words exchanged between the monks and the local people making the offerings. As a guest who see the rituals, you should not wear revealing clothing and take photos from a distance to show your respect.
Visit this city found on the left bank of the Mekong River. Previously a religious capital, Luang Prabang showcases more than 100 temples, considered amongst the most beautiful in Laos. In particular, you will discover:
Vat Xieng Thong or Temple of the Royal City - a wide range group of holy buildings and the most charming temple in Luang Prabang.Vat May - built at the end of the 18th century, a capped sanctuary featuring a five sided roof surmounted by three parasols.Vat Visoun - the most ancient temple in Luang Prabang with its the windows made from wood inspired by the Vat Phou‘s Khmer Temple.The Royal Palace, known as the National Museum today.At the end of the afternoon, climb Mount Phousi Mount to admire the sunset and then discover the H’mong Night Market on your way back to your hotel. Have meals on your own. Stay overnight at the hotel.