Alms Giving Experience

A Buddhist Tradition in Luang Prabang

$15.00 per guest
1 - 10 guests 1 hour


  • Guided session to participate in the Alms Giving procession up close as one of the people giving alms to the monks
  • Get one of the best spots in the procession

Inclusive of:

  • Rice and Candy for giving as alms

Not Inclusive of:

  • Additional Drinks & Food
  • Additional purchases
$US 15.00 per guest
1 hour
1 - 10 guests
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

One of the greatest ceremonies in Buddhism, especially in Luang Prabang, is the ceremony of alms giving. Today throngs of tourists wake up at 5.30am in order to witness this sacred ceremony, which is a sight to behold. However, you should not just be a camera toting tourist infringing upon the ceremony. Participate in the ceremony with a Backstreet Academy host! Join me in being one of the persons giving alms to the monks! We will be lining up together with all the devotees giving out the food the the monks walking past us. This is a much more meaningful way of participating in the ceremony and directly helps the monasteries as well as keeping the tradition alive. The price includes sticky rice and candy. Please kindly note: - Please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees - It's possible to donate money to a monk by placing a bill into the monk's urn.

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time
  • There might be other people on the same experience

Upcoming availability

Sunday, September 22
Monday, September 23
Tuesday, September 24

Your Local Host

Lee and his friends

We are a group of students who live in the heritage of Luang Prabang and like to eat out often. Since we are studying English and would like to get to practice English skills with travelers. Therefore, we have sett...

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