Dawn in Luang Prabang comes with saffron. As the light touches the town, monks leave their wats (or temples) to walk through the town in silent procession, collecting alms.
Tak Bat, or alms-giving, has a long tradition in Laos, surviving even years of Communist rule. Many villagers set up little braziers by the side of the road to cook rice for the monks. Then, before many tourists have risen from their beds, the monks return as silently to their wats, and another day has begun.
Like my photos? - if you feel like contributing to my coffers, please click the link to buy either my photos from the micro-stock site 123RF, or products from my store, EnsoCreations. Cheers!
Otherwise, please click the link if you are inspired to travel, or simply looking for ideas or advice.