Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving alms

Early every morning, you see lines of orange robed Monks and Novices walking barefooted through the streets of Luang Prabang collecting their food for breakfast.

This is a daily ritual for many Lao people who faithfully give food believing that this practice will bring them good karma.

As a visitor to Luang Prabang you are very welcome to participate in Sai Baht and it is appreciated by the Monks and Novices when falang (foreign friends) do so. The family of the Cold River Guesthouse where the volunteers stay will help you get organised with food and appropriate clothing.