Giving alms, a slice of Chiang Khan’s culture
When talking about “Sai Baht Kao Nieow - giving sticky rice as alms”, most Thais and foreigners will think of the Laotian custom of Luang Prabang. But in reality, a similar tradition is also done within the district of Chiang Khan, near the shore. Monks are lined up on the road waiting to collect alms.
This custom of giving only sticky rice as alms in this area is a tradition that has passed on for a hundred years.