9 Authentic Cultural Experiences in Luang Prabang

Laos, Luang Prabang Guide (B): 9 Authentic Cultural Experiences in Luang Prabang

I loved my time in Luang Prabang, Laos, pretty much from the moment I arrived. I stayed there for five days and left reluctantly because time was running out to get to Vietnam before my visa arrival date. The longer I stayed and the more travelers I met, the more I realized just how much there is to do in this tiny gem of a city.

While there are many more things to do in Luang Prabang, here are the nine experiences that I would personally recommend.

My friend and I woke up at 5:30 am to go see the Buddhist alms giving ceremony (or Tak Bat). Every morning, local people give food they’ve made to the monks. The monks themselves, I learned, are not allowed to buy any food, so they are dependent on the generosity of the locals for their meals. I had read a lot of blog posts about the “bad behavior” of tourists and didn’t want to be one of them; I made sure to dress very modestly in long pants and a shawl, and planned to stay a respectful distance away from the monks while taking photos. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 9 Authentic Cultural Experiences in Luang Prabang
Guide Location: Laos » Luang Prabang
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center   Dyen Sabai   The Belle Rive Hotel   Le Banneton   Indigo House   Joma   Tamarind   Big Brother Mouse   Kuang Si waterfall   night market   Garavek   Wat Xieng Thong temple   Kounsavan Guest House  
Author: Jennifer Shirey
Read it on author's website: http://www.restlessdesigner.com/archive/2016/4/12/9-great-experiences-in-luang-prabang