Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
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Today we got up at 4:30 to watch the Morning Alm, a ceremony in which the people in the town donate sticky rice to the monks. The monks come out of the temple each holding their own silver pot. It is customary and polite to be lower than the monks so the people sit on low chairs or steps when the monks come and they give each monk a handful of sticky rice. It was very interesting to watch. We went to an area that was not too crowded ...
Today we travelled by tuktuk to the Kuang Si Waterfalls and bear park. The tuktuk ride probably took about 45 min but went very quickly. There was a bear sanctuary in the same park as the falls, so we went there and watched the Moon Bears play. They were very lively and were climbing things and eating their treats while we watched. Then we hiked up to the top of the falls (I should ...
* we started the day by going to get breakfast. We were starving so we just went to the closest breakfast place but that was a mistake. Naomi's omelet had a mosquito cooked into it and my 'omelet with cheese' just had a single plastic cheese slice thrown on the top of it (kind of funny though). * we explored the town and got our bearings. We took photos of the river and all of the temples and looked at an exhibition on the history of monks in ...
... the less value it still holds with locals who would once flock to line the streets and contribute foods in his sacred tradition. Now there are less and less locals who do so, nevertheless the monks still complete their meditation morning walk seemingly not phased by some tourists who get far too close and follow the monks. We tried hard to respectfully follow the guidelines by sitting down - you must always be lower than the monk, removing footwear ...
... an impact. Our first stop was to burn our throats out and instantly make us drunk- yes you guessed it, the rice wine distillery! We, well Jenny and I tried all 3 types and had a bit of trouble walking through the village afterwards. From what we were told, rice wine used to be very popular until BeerLao took over as the drink of choice. The old guys choose rice wine with nasty stuff in it like snakes, centipedes and scorpions. Blah. A bit further up the river ...