One of the town’s most beloved rituals is Tak Bat or the almsgiving ceremony, a practice said to date back to the 14th century in Luang Prabang. The ceremony takes place every day in the early morning hours (typically starting at 5:30 am in summer, and 6:30 am in winter), both inside temples scattered throughout Luang Prabang, but most visibly in the old town, along Sakkaline Road and in front of Wat Xiengthong.