Both rainy days and wind days, the Lao monks who make a large queue for their making

In the Buddhism and the like, the monks visit the believers' houses to seek food, but Laos went to see in Luang Prabang every day that the world's largest mendacas are being held. It was.

Hello everyone.World newspaperIt is Matsuzaki Atsushi of. I am in the whole country around the world, I am in Chiang Mai, Thailand now. After that, I will return to Bangkok and return home in mid-July.

Luang Prabang around here

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main Street. It is the tourist destination of Laos, but the city has a calm atmosphere.

The Mekong River flows along the side

Women with such rolled skirts stand out in Laos

It is said that there are 70 large and small temples in Luang Prabang, the whole city is designated as a World Heritage Site

Often you encounter a monk in the city.

Mendota is done every morning around 5:30 to 6:00 in the city, and it seems that the largest thing in particular is Saccharin street where temple is concentrated.

It is still dim when it goes out at 5 o'clock in the morning

On saccharin street, aunt who sells food for menderers was waiting

The seat is spread out in places on sidewalks

Believers and tourists seem to sit here and join in the allegations

Aunt who sells food close to tourists

Glutinous rice which is the staple food of Lao from aunt,

I will buy foods wrapped in leaves (about 200 yen for two).

It contained chicken-like things inside

Seat set for tourists

There are many big temples along the street

Looking inside, the figure of the priest is.

Prepared believers

When we passed a little after half past five, everyone started to care about the other side of the street

It seems to come from this ahead

I can see orange in the distance ... ....

It is getting closer.


I will step forward slowly.

I feel something that even says a quiet existence in the middle of the morning sun

Because the queue is too long, monks waiting to start moving

I have a bowl

It started to move

As I approached, the walking speed is surprisingly fast

Crossing the road,

I came in front of me.

The priest opens the lid of the bowl and presents it here. Although it stops for a moment,

Once you put food in, it starts to move quickly.

It's pretty busy as we come one after another

To tell you how much, you can tell by looking at the following movies.

Laos monks who make a large queue for menders - YouTube

And to another believer.

After the priest leaves, there are people who do not move while keeping their hands together, the thickness of the faith can be seen

To tourists

In the vicinity, only the sound which the monk shifts the lid of the bowl, "Kan, Kan" sound, petapeta, and sounds stomping on the ground echoes

And it will be leaving in no time

Later on,

I went back to each temple. Mendota is done for each temple, but since the route and time are the same, it means that it will be a big line.

On a rainy day I will walk with an umbrella

Mendomas will never cease

(Sentence / picture: World Newspaper / Atsushi Matsuzaki

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