Enjoy the beauty and charm of Halong's countryside to visit the religious Yen Tu Buddhist Zen Monastery followed by a cultural touch with farmers and villages while visit their community and houses. Drive with your fellow SEADREAMER’S from port to visit the Yen Tu Buddhist Zen Monastery to explore the history of Vietnamese Buddhist Zen. After the former Tran kings defeated Kublai Khan's troops in the 13th century, they abdicated their thrones, settled into this primitive forest to dedicate their life to Zen Buddhism and then introduced it to Vietnam. A photo stop will be made at the Limestone Mountains that resemble Halong on land. Then continue driving along the charming countryside of Halong and stop to visit the farmers' gardens, which are abundant with fruit trees from Northern Vietnam. You will have a chance to walk into the village to see an authentic Vietnamese community with houses, village temples, street barbershop, coffee shops, and more. Also you will have an opportunity to chat with the farmers, learn how they plant trees and raise the domestic animals, play with the children in the village, and meet some farming families. Then have a look at their altars to locate their ancestors, join them for a cup of local tea, and sample local foods, including sweet potatoes before your return to port and your SEADREAM yacht.
Notes: Guests are requested to wear comfortable shoes and light clothes. Sunglasses and hats are recommended A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SEADREAM Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Port: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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