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To experience a Buddhist ritual and see customs handed down from one generation to another is incredible! The golden Wat Phra Doi Suthep is one of northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. The monks walk down the hill, descending into the city as the sun is rising, to collect their alms for the day.

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This is not an experience that needs to be pre-booked. You can either bring fresh food or drinks or purchase alms at the local street vendors stands. You can also arrange through your resort.

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The ritual of giving alms to monks is a way for Thai people to give back to Buddhist monks, who in turn dedicate their lives to teaching others about being good and virtuous. Make sure you are respectful (kneel with your feet tucked in) and dressed appropriately (modestly with your shoulders and legs covered). Also do not make physical or eye contact, and wait until the monks lowers their bowl to receive the alms.

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