This is my first post on the Laos forums, happy to take guidance from experts.
I was hoping to visit Laos early next year as a side-trip from some time I'll be spending in Vietnam. I have wanted to visit Luang Prabang for many years, and have always thought that the morning almsgiving must be such a beautiful thing to witness and experience.
Lately I have been reading so many negative things about the behavior of other tourists. I do not personally want to contribute to turning this ceremony into something negative. Experts, is it for the best that we avoid watching the almsgiving altogether, and experience other things that Luang Prabang has to offer? Or is there a way to witness the ceremony where we can be as peaceful and respectful as possible?
I look forward to learning from the experts here as we make our travel plans. Thanks!