Hue Zen Tour

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  • Private Car - Morning TourStart Time: 08:00
  • Private Car - Afternoon TourStart Time: 14:00

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Start time: 8:00 or 14:00
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Pick Up from Your Hotel
Min Age : 2+
  • Learn Hue philosophy in 3 zen Hue Attractions off-the-tourist path
  • Visit the resting home of Respected monk Thich Nhat Hanh at Tu Hieu Pagoda
  • Experience a Hue Vegetarian lunch at a female monk pagoda
Hue Zen Tour | Learn Deeper Philosophy of Hue

If you look for a different tour experience while learning “how to be happy” in Hue city, this Hue Zen Tour is the one for you.

The Hue Zen Tour helps you to find peace in your soul in the ancient city of Hue while learning the deep philosophy behind the imperial tombs of Gia Long and Minh Mang Emperor.

The most important part of this tour is the visit to Tu Hieu Pagoda, a century-old Hue pagoda where stays the Venerable Monk Thich Nhat Hanh. The story of him entered the world of enlightenment from this Hue pagoda then come back to Tu Hieu at the end of his life journey drew admiration from his followers. “Peace must come from within”,  said Master Thich Nhat Hanh, whereever you are, you feel peace!

Why we want you to experience this in Hue?

Hue stands as land of Buddhism and mysterious spirit. Besides following our own religion, each one of us have this specific belief of where you would go in the after life.

Most important question in ourselves is how you can communicate with yourself better.

Luckily for us, Hue has all the things we wish for to grow our inner peace. Learning our ancestors’ philosophy and why they built thing in certain way reflects a lot of our millennial land.

So if you can, stay longer in Hue and find peace in yourself with us! You won’t regret this special experience.

We give you total flexibility of when to start the tour and visit alternative sites you prefer.

Just give us a shout in advance!



08:00 Gia Long life and vision in his after-life

Your journey of finding peace will start with a companion of a Hue Expert Guide who will greet your at your hotel today.
You will travel in a private car to
Gia Long Mausoleum, a unique Hue attraction which we called the Valley of Love.
His life story and ruling ethic are what we will address in this tomb. Plus, you will learn about his after life philosophy and how he inter-weaved it cleverly in his resting place. This would be no doubt the most zen place in Hue that you must come to find peace.

09:30 Minh Mang thought on peace

Hue Zen Tour continues with a walking tour in Minh Mang Imperial Tomb. As you walk along his creative work of art and architecture, you’ll learn how this disciplined man conquered the Mekong Delta and expanded the country of Vietnam to the fullest.

10:30 Tu Hieu Pagoda and the story of enlightenment

Finally, the most expected part of your private tour in Hue is the Tu Hieu pagoda. Our expert guide will tell you story of Tu Hieu Pagoda and journey of Thich Nhat Hanh became one of the most influential figures in the religion world.

11:30 The Art of Giving Back at Lien Hoa Pagoda

You will also explore the beauty of Hue Vegetarian in Lien Hoa Pagoda, a female nun pagoda which support orphans and the poor with the profit creating from welcoming visitors.

At the end of your day, you come back with this peaceful feeling in your heart and this wisdom of your mind.

Travel Tips

6 Useful Tips for a great Hue Zen Tour

  1. A flexible tour: We give you total flexibility of when to start the tour.

Make sure you give us a shout in advance!

  1. Dress code for Hue attractions: You must cover your shoulders and wear short at least over the knees for these ritual Hue attractions. We have to refuse you if your clothing is not appropriate on the day.
  1. Entrance fee for Hue attractions:
  • Gia Long tomb:
    • Adult: 40,000 VND
    • Children under 12 years old: Free of charge
  •  Minh Mang tomb:
    • Adult: 100,000 VND
    • Children under 12 years old: 30,000 VND
  • Tu Hieu Monastery: free of charge
  1. Make the most of your experience:.
  • Plan and read ahead: please book ahead of time if you wish to do this tour with us. We believe your trip is more meaningful with a local friend to explain details and tell you many untold stories of this Hue ancient city. To have a better understanding of the place before your visit, read more:
  1. Hue attractions opening hours are from 07’00 to 17’30.
  1. What to prepare: good walking shoes, water and good camera. We will provide you conical hat or poncho to protect yourselves from weather.
What to consider before booking

Tour Guide

  • English speaking Expert Guide


  • Pick up and drop off at hotel
  • Private car for Hue half day tour
  • Donation money to Tu Hieu Pagoda and Lien Hoa Pagoda
  • Vegetarian Lunch
  • Entrance fee to Gia Long and Minh Mang Tomb
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal tip
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