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Wat Pak Khan, Luang Prabang, Laos. Monks eating after Tak Bat. Every morning at dawn, Buddhist monks walk down the streets collecting food alms from devout, kneeling Buddhists, and some tourists. They then return to their temples (also known as wats) and eat together. This procession is called Tak Bat, (Making Merit).

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Wat Pak Khan, Luang Prabang, Laos. Monks eating after Tak Bat. Every morning at dawn, Buddhist monks walk down the streets collecting food alms from devout, kneeling Buddhists, and some tourists. They then return to their temples (also known as wats) and eat together. This procession is called Tak Bat, (Making Merit).