Barefooted monks walked in a line, begging for alms

Monks walking in a line
Shot in Luang Prabang, Laos
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Barefoot Buddhist monks dressed in kasaya were marching in single file. Every one of them was carrying a large bowl as they walked. They were begging for alms, a regular event in Luang Prabang every morning. Walking in a line is part of the ascetic practice. The monks walked silently without saying a word.

They came without a sound of footsteps, and when they stopped in front of a person kneeling on the roadside, they silently received alms. Despite the large number of monks strolling through the town at this time of day, the streets remained enveloped in the silence of the morning. The practice is carried out solemnly.

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PHOTO DATA

No

7410

Shooting Date

Jan 2008

Posted On

April 8, 2013

Modified On

September 1, 2021

Place

Luang Prabang, Laos

Genre

Candid Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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