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Monks Morning Food Offering/Almsgiving Tour

by I Asia Thailand
per adult Price is AU$88
Duration: 3h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Visit to a local market

  • Opportunity to try eating a fried insect

  • Learn about the lifestyle of Thai monks

  • Watching or giving alms to the monks

  • Return Hotel Transport

Highlights

  • Visit to a local market

  • Opportunity to try eating a fried insect

  • Learn about the lifestyle of Thai monks

  • Watching or giving alms to the monks

  • Return Hotel Transport

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6:30 AM, Morning Food Offering/Almsgiving in English

Duration 3h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is AU$87.20, taxes included

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Monks Morning Food Offering/Almsgiving Tour

Activity Location

Mae Hong Son

Mae Hong Son

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Mae Hong Son hotels

    Mae Hong Son


Description

Be picked up from your hotel in Mae Hong Son early in the morning to be driven to the market area. Apart from the usual household items and foodstuffs there, you will find an array of snacks popular with the Thai people - fried insects. For Thai people, a bag of fried insects is no different to how people in the West would think of bag of crisps, however, they do have an edge over crisps in terms of nutritious value. If you want to take this time for a fun photo op to show your friends back home, probably the most approachable insect in this 'mind-over-matter' scenario is a fried grasshopper, as they are the least gooey. The more daring might prefer Red Ants, Silk Worms, Bamboo Worms, Red Ant Eggs, Crickets, Mini Crickets or even Scorpions to try. On the other hand, you may be quite content to have your photo taken simply standing next to the Vendor and his cart of bugs.

You will also have the opportunity to try several kinds of local breakfast such as Pa Tong Ko and coffee, or Rice porridge (congee), or sticky rice with roasted pork and chilli dipping and etc.

Continue to the main road and wait to see locals offering food to the monks. You may have made a small purchase in the market to give to the monk yourself. Your guide will tell you how to give the monk an offering. Monks are not allowed to buy or request for food, being one of the 227 rules the monks live by, so the locals will offer food, such as glutinous rice, to the procession of monks each morning.


Inclusions

  • Return hotel transport

  • Donation


Exclusions

  • Service charges (optional)

  • Any personal expenses (such as purchases in the market)

  • Alms to give to the monks (about 40-baht will usually be sufficient if you choose to give)


Know Before You Book

  • Cost is based on a Join Tour (Minimum 2 Adults). One day prior to tour, if only 1 person is booked then tour can still operate but surcharge must be paid to Guide for tour to operate as Private Tour OR pax can cancel and receive refund.

  • Should your travel plans change after booking, do not worry. I Asia Thailand will do all possible to change your booking to fit with your new travel arrangements free of charge.