Luang Prabang Monks

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Every morning at dawn Luang Prabang (Laos) Buddhist monks go out in their orange robes to gather alms given by pilgrims in the city streets, mostly by Thai visitors who kneel on the floor as they hand monks with various food, from sticky rice to sweets and snacks. Some locals cook rice early in the morning and sell it to tourists so they can also participate in the rite.

Monks don't say a word and never reject whatever is offered to them. They simply collect in their bowls the alms and go back to their monasteries to carry on with their daily simple lives.
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