Alms-giving ceremony • A Day in the Life of Tin Keo
Village • Home-Hosted Lunch
Today we rise very early to participate in an ancient Buddhist tradition: alms-giving to local monks. In the quiet of early morning around 5am), we watch as hundreds of monks from the nearby Buddhist temples parade solemnly and single-file through the streets of Luang Prabang, collecting food offerings from the citizens who, in turn, receive prayers for their families and friends from the monks. Dressed in traditional Lao orange robes, the monks provide a sense of calm and solemnity to the inhabitants of the city each morning.
When the procession is over, we'll visit a nearby market and return to the hotel for breakfast. Then we set out to experience A Day in the Life of Tin Keo Village, where we'll get to meet young students a local elementary school, supported in part by Grand Circle Foundation—part of the World Classroom initiative. We'll then walk to a nearby village of the Hmong hill tribe, an indigenous people of Laos' northern highlands. Here, we'll be welcomed inside the home of a local shaman. After a lively discussion with village leaders, you'll enjoy a Home-Hosted Lunch, which you'll help to prepare. We return to Luang Prabang for some free time to explore, and dinner is on your own.
Breakfast,Lunch3 of 3 nights THE GRAND LUANG PRABANG
The school from the outside.
VIDEO 1 (Shaman)
VIDEO 2 (James)
They should be since it was once the residence of a prince.
So we just set where we have breakfast overlooking the Mekong having some snacks and libations.
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Two photos shared by fellow traveler Kathy.