On my last morning in Luang Prabag I decided to wake up at 5 in the morning to go and see the traditional morning routine of the monks. Every morning around 5h30 - 6h they walk around the city to receive offerings from the villagers. This is the only food they will have for the whole day, their breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every morning again and again they walk around the city with their big pots in which they receive the food.
The very sad thing is that this has become a horrible tourist attraction. People line up right next to the monks to put cameras in their faces and stick to them like gum when they move around the city. It's as if they are looking at monkeys instead of monks. I felt so bad because of all of this, so I decided to just stay an the opposite side of the street for a short while before I left the scene.
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