Immerse yourself in Buddhist culture as very few tourists would, and get to understand the faith that 85% of the Vietnamese population follows on a unique lunch in a stunning, spiritual setting.
We’ll pick you up from your hotel in Hue, and take you to a stunning local pagoda, the residence and place of worship for a community of practicing Buddhist monks.
Buddhism has a long and complex history in South East Asia, and is fully ingrained with the culture of the people of Vietnam. To understand the Buddhist faith and traditions is to understand the 85% of the population who believe in the learnings of Buddha, or follow some practices.
Spend an hour being guided through the serene calm of the pagoda with a senior monk. Enjoy a cup of refreshing tea and relax as you soak in the spiritual atmosphere and interact with the chief monk, as you learn about and witness the daily lives of those involved in the Buddhist movement.
Understand the life experiences of the monks, how they dedicate themselves to charitable causes, and simply how they go about their day. Not only will you learn about Buddhism in contemporary culture, but you’ll learn about the twists and turns the faith has taken in this part of the world, and where the religion sits in Vietnam’s rich and fascinating history.
This is all topped off by a healthy vegetarian lunch made with fresh, natural ingredients, where you’ll learn of the eating customs at the pagoda, An Chay, or vegetarian eating, and Vietnamese Buddhism as a whole.