Amantaka - Alms Offering (Tak Bat)
Luang Prabang, Laos
Every morning at sunrise (05:30-06:00) for centuries the tradition of Tak Bat has taken place. Partake in this contemplative and spiritual experience and offer Alms (sticky rice and other foods) with locals to the monastic population of Luang Prabang.
There are some 1,200 monks and novices in the city (a large proportion of the town's population) and each morning at various locations throughout the city Alms Offering takes place. A way for locals to show kindness and for monks to maintain contact with the community, Tak Bat can be observed in front of Amantaka a quieter and more private location than that of the main street.