The Tak Bat in Luang Prabang - 2013
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The Tak Bat is a morning ritual in many Theravada Buddhist countries. In most places, monks go out singly or in small groups to receive food and alms from people. In Luang Prabang, Laos though the monks go out en masse. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of monks silently walk single file through the town at dawn as people line the route to present them with the Lao staple, sticky rice.