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Tak Bat 

Another image from the morning alms procession, or tak bat, in Luang Prabang (see Morning Alms). Lot of details in this image that I really like, e.g. the woman picking up her chair and basket of rice balls once the procession has passed, the solid row of women still sitting along the curb waiting to make offerings to the monks, and the tourist in the red shirt taking a picture of the whole thing - from a little too close for my taste. [NOTE: Go here for a nice article on the etiquette of watching this morning alms-giving ceremony. And here for some useful information about food offerings in Buddhism (thx, Barbara)].


Morning Alms

Saffron-robed monks make their daily sunrise alms procession, or tak bat, down Sakkarin Street in Luang Prabang. Ladies kneeling at the side of the road bow and respectfully put a single ball of sticky rice in the begging bowl of each monk as they pass. Quite powerful to watch.