Hordes of people par-ambulating Wat Simeuang last Saturday night as part of the three day That Luang Festival. The noise level has huge as they had boom boxes and sound systems - decorated with tinsel- along with chanting and singing and clapping.
We went last year and returned this year to be part of the amazing festival.
The crowd at That Luang on Sunday afternoon were obsessed with selfies - as any group people are in these times. As I was leaving the crowd was increasing, with many stopping at this slight rise in the path for a selfie in front of the stupa and the supermoon.
The super moon coincides with Buon That Luang - the most important festival in Vientiane and Laos. On Sunday there was a procession to the golden stupa of That Luang with people wearing their best clothes and bringing offerings to pay homage at the stupa.
Monks have special alms bowls to collect rice and other food from acolytes in the morning. However plastic bags seem to very popular for collecting extra food. Ugly and unsustainable I wonder why they just don't carry two bowls or bigger bowls.