Monks Were Walking Barefoot

Monks walking for morning alms

The monks were just doing the morning alms

Shot in the town of Luang Prabang, Laos.

Every morning, the Buddhist monks of all temples in this town come out and parade for the morning alms. They walk barefoot while they hold their own alms bowl in their arms. And they stop in front of the believers who sat by the wayside to receive the alms. They walked around the silent streets inscribed as a World Heritage site.

Because the monks renounce the world, they don't engage the production activities. So it is needed to accept charity for them. Although this ceremony is a religious ritual, it becomes also a tourist attraction now.

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Where is Luang Prabang?

Information of this photo

Photo No.
7271
Shooting Date
Jan 2008
Posted On
February 21, 2013
Place
Luang Prabang, Laos
Genre
Street Photography
Camera
CANON EOS 1V
Lens
EF85MM F1.2L II USM
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