The Hue Religion and After-life
Duration: 7 hours
Meeting time: 08:00
Meeting point: Pick up from hotel
Thinking of learning about Buddhism in a more in-depth way while gaining understanding about Vietnamese belief of the after-life? We have got the Hue Religion and After-life made for you! We take you to visit the two most beautiful monasteries in Hue, Thien Mu Pagoda and Huyen Khong Son Thuong Monastery to learn about Buddhism philosophy and the differences between the two practices, Northen Practice and Southern Practice.
To understand how Buddhism is well-applied on our daily ritual ceremony, we take you to visit the most outstanding Mausoleums of Nguyen Emperors, Minh Mang and Khai Dinh Mausoleum in Hue City.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Today you will be starting your tour learning about the Hue Religion and After-life firstly at Huyen Khong Son Thuong 1, a real hidden gem in Hue with serene surroundings on top of a mountain, which is said to be the Southern Practice Buddhism. You get to hear about Buddha life and his wide-spread teaching in South-East Asia.
We continue to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the oldest and the most sacred pagoda in Hue following Northern Practice. You will have a chance to compare the architectures of the two monasteries as well as how different the monks and its practices are. Our host will also explain to you how Hue City started in 1601 and the connection of Thien Mu Pagoda to the Hue Imperial City.
We will stop at a female pagoda to have vegetarian lunch before exploring the afternoon tour learning about the After-life belief of Vietnamese people.
Your afternoon will continue by a visit at Minh Mang Mausoleum, the 2nd Nguyen Emperor is said the be the most powerful one among the 13 Nguyen Emperors. His tomb is without doubt the best combined natural landscapes and architectural complexes. You learn all about the Mausoleum features for the after-life and how Buddhism merged well with Confucianism in this smartly-designed complex.
Khai Dinh Mausoleum is praised to be an outstanding example of Western and Eastern philosophy combination. Khai Dinh was the penultimate emperor of Vietnam, from 1916 to 1925, and widely seen as a puppet of the French. The construction of his flamboyant tomb took 11 years and a must see for your stay in Hue city. Have Vietnamese ritual belief changed due to French colonization? You’ll find out in this mausoleum with our local expert.
We take you back to town ending your day learning about Vietnamese Religion and The After-life.
Price: $55/ person, minimum 2 people.
- Local English-speaking Guide
- Vegetarian Lunch at local pagoda.
- Private Car with gasoline fee
- Mineral Water and Cool Tissue
- Entrance tickets to Royal Tombs: 100,000 VND/person/tomb
- Tips for driver and guide