Attraction Cat Tuong Quan Zen House - Tịnh cư Cát Tường Quân Thien An Hill tp. Huế Thừa Thiên Huế Published on: 13-11-2015
|1 hours 30 mins|
|07:00 AM - 05:00 PM|
|First-time visit Second-time visit|
Cat Tuong Quan Zen House is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Cat Tuong Quan Zen House is special ?
The Cat Tuong Zen House is situated just outside of Hue in Central Vietnam and is actually a complex with a number of buildings, gardens for beauty as well as for cultivating the organic ingredients that are used in cooking the vegetarian meals that are served. Locally it is called Cat Tuong Quan. Cat Tuong means ‘to bring joy or pleasure’. Quan means ‘gentleman’. So Cat Tuong Quan means ‘the gentleman who brings joy or pleasure’. It is the term used to describe the host of the House and is also the name given to the house itself.
What to explore at Cat Tuong Quan Zen House?
What can you expect when visiting Cat Tuong Quan? That depends largely on how long you choose to stay for but the one thing that is always guaranteed whether you choose a half day visit or decide to stay over for 2 nights or longer is that you will have a warm and friendly greeting from Quan, the gentle man host.
This is a spiritual center and any visitors are expected to respect the fact. People are asked to dress respectfully, speak softly, treat everything and everything with the gentle spirit of Buddhism. Meals are taken in the spirit of honoring the food and the gift that it affords us. And what do we get it return? As a visitor we get to experience that wonderful deep sense of calm and peace that abounds in such an environment. We get to allow ourselves to slow down and to connect with our sense of being in the present and embracing what that means. We get to step out of the hustle and bustle of daily life as we know it and to reconnect with the gentle manners and ways of those who embrace the Buddhist way of being. It is relaxing and invigorating at the same time. People staying at the house often report that they sleep better, enjoy their food and indeed, become more aware of themselves, others, their food, nature and everything around them.
How to get to Cat Tuong Quan Zen House?
The best way to vsit the temple is by car, motorbike or "xe om". It takes 28 mins driving from Phu Bai International Airport and 14 mins from Hue Railway Station.
- Peaceful place
- The wonderful place for tourists to relax and enjoy fresh air
- Escape from noisy and busy city
- The destination of mindful tourism
- New experience with attractive services
Cat Tuong Quan Zen House - Tịnh cư Cát Tường Quân Thien An Hill tp. Huế Thừa Thiên Huế
Tips for you
Zen House also organizes cooking class with group about 20-40 guests. If you want to know more information, you can go on their website. They always organize many activities for guests on a day like morning meditation, morning qigong, morning yoga, days of peace and joy, art of spiritual retreat, bliss in mind and body, so you can check more on their website. In Zen House, they also have homestay where you can stay overnight to enjoy the beauty here.Service
It's a fantastic visit. We spent almost 3 hours to go around the Zen House, got to know the typical architecture of Hue - "Nha Ruong" and the spiritual meaning of the Zen complex, enjoyed the lunch with 06 delicious vegetarian dishes and dessert, washed our hands with the natural herbal cream and finally practised walking meditation after the lunch in the peace and zen music with the guidance of Madame Thao - the owner of Zen House. People there were very nice and very keen to explain all your questions. The special welcome drink was lovely. We will be back in the near future to experience the homestay and the days of Peace and Joy at Cat Tuong Quan Zen House.