Any Dawn Alms Ritual will require an early start to meet the monks of Luang Prabang and take part in the ancient Buddhist tradition of Tak Bat.

Buddhist Monks

Tak Bat is an ancient Buddhist tradition that takes place every day at dawn. Observe the lines of saffron-robes monks collecting alms from the locals as they walk barefoot through the town. As you watch and join in the ritual, your guide will explain the details of this sacred religious ceremony.

Spiritual Tradition

Your involvement is welcomed by the monks but they appreciate visitors who dress and act appropriately and don’t use flash photography. Please respect the spiritual nature of the tradition and understand its importance to the local community.


  • Enjoy early morning city life
  • Watch monks receiving alms
  • Join in the sacred ceremony
  • Learn the tradition of Tak Bat