Top 12 Meditation Retreats In Vietnam - Updated 2024

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Vietnam is a warm and welcoming Southeastern Asian nation that attracts visitors as much for its lush landscapes as for its remarkable history. Though small, the country has a striking range of offerings - scenic green countryside, striking natural structures like The Marble Mountains, stunning historic sites like Cu Chi Tunnel, UNESCO sites, beautiful beaches, and fascinating cultural experiences. Vietnam’s major cities like Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi offer a vibrant atmosphere while other locations like Hoi An, Ha Long Bay, and Da Nang give us a peek into the country’s quieter side. There are plenty of places to visit in Vietnam. Its serene vibe also makes the country a popular destination for spiritual exploration. If you are looking for a place to rejuvenate yourself, then this list of top meditation retreats in Vietnam will help you figure out your best options, so read on.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 06, 2024.

1. Vipassana Meditation Center

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If physical exercise helps develop bodily health, Vipassana establishes a healthy mind. Vipassana, which translates to “see things as they really are,” is an ancient technique of meditation that originated in India and comes from the original principles of Buddha. This mindfulness meditation aims to eradicate mental impurities and achieve enlightenment through disciplined attention to physical sensations.

The Vipassana technique in Vietnam is offered through residential courses that usually last for about 10 days to fully experience its beneficial results. During this period, participants follow prescribed methods and training to calm the mind. It then wraps up with a meditation of kindness and goodwill towards all.

Vipassana Meditation Center

Website: Vipassana Meditation Center

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2. Truc Lam Buddhist Monastery

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Trúc Lâm Monastery is a serene Buddhist temple situated in the scenic highlands of Vietnam, just outside Đà Lạt’s city centre. Built in the 1990s, the temple complex is set amidst 23.3 hectares (57.58 acres) of lush forests and tranquil gardens, offering visitors a peaceful and meditative atmosphere. It features oriental Vietnamese architecture and has several smaller shrines and pagodas throughout the grounds.

This Buddhist retreat in Vietnam is a part of Truc Lam Buddhist Zen, which emphasizes the practice of meditation as a means of achieving spiritual enlightenment. It is a popular destination not only for meditation but also for tourists and pilgrims seeking a peaceful retreat.

Truc Lam Buddhist Monastery

Address: WC3M+FQ9, Hoa Cẩm Tú Cầu, Phường 3, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

Opening hours: 7am - 5pm (daily)

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3. Gratitude Vietnam, Hội An

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Posted by Gratitude Vietnam on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Located in Hội An, Gratitude Vietnam is a cosy meditation center that offers wellness retreats developed specially to rejuvenate you. The centre’s retreats are focused on daily yoga and meditation sessions. Additionally, a range of therapies aimed at healing are available including sound healing, Reiki, mindfulness practice, and Qi Gong. All these options are available as group classes and one-on-one sessions.

This silent retreat in Vietnam also offers courses in these techniques in case you are interested in learning them. The center is set up inside a large villa that comes with a host of facilities including a pool, meditation room, a library, and a verdant garden. In terms of accommodation, just eight beautifully furnished ensuite bedrooms are available for participants making it an intimate setting.

Gratitude Vietnam Retreat Centre

Address: Lane 486, Nguyen Tri Phuong, Cam Nam, Hoi An

Price: from 239 USD for 2 nights

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4. Float Hanoi, Hanoi

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Posted by Float Meditation Hanoi - Thiền Nổi on Monday, January 14, 2019

At Float Hanoi, you will be able to experience a unique method of de-stressing. Here, sensory deprivation is used as a form of therapy to yield a relaxed and calm state of mind. According to scientific studies, sensory deprivation is said to create an environment fully free of distractions which encourages the body and the mind to become fully relaxed. This state of deep relaxation enhances the body’s abilities to heal and also eliminate stress and anxiety. The centre offers float tanks and float rooms where you can spend 60 or 90 minutes depending on the package chosen. The centre also has a branch in Saigon.

Float Hanoi

Address: 9 Ngo 51 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

Price: from 600 VND/ 0.03 USD

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5. Hochiminh Meditation, Ho Chi Minh

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Posted by Hochiminh Meditation on Thursday, April 15, 2021

Here, instructors offer classes in a technique known as elimination meditation. The center hosts seven meditation classes every day. There are seven levels in their meditation practice that is taught progressively to students. The center charges a monthly fee which provides practitioners with unlimited meditation time at its facilities.

Hochiminh Meditation

Address: B26-12 Hoang Anh Thanh Binh Apartment,D4 Street,Tan Hung Ward District 7, Ho Chi Minh City

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6. Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center, Da Lat

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Posted by Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center Vietnam on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Set amidst the green hills of Da Lat, Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center offers comprehensive yoga and health-focused retreats. There are various programs available in the center such as yoga practice, detoxing, stress relief, ayurvedic healing, and wellness camps. This yoga retreat in Vietnam also offers camps and courses for kids and teens. Sivananda Center is very well-known for its range of yoga teacher training courses so it is also an ideal option for those seeking to become yoga teachers.

Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center

Address: K’lan Resort, Hoa Hong Street, Ward 4, by the Tuyen Lam Lake, Dalat

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7. Mandala Wellness, Ho Chi Minh

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Mandala Wellness hosts workshops and offers sessions on a large variety (20+) of healing therapies such as meditation, therapeutic massage, Reiki, Qi Gong, yoga, sound healing and acupuncture among several more. It also organizes yoga and meditation-themed retreats at regular intervals.

Mandala Wellness

Address: 41 Trần Ngọc Diện, Thảo Điền ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

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8. Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort (from 45 USD)

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Posted by Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort offers an upscale setting to enjoy a rejuvenating stay. This luxury hotel in Vietnam provides access to several facilities, such as one of the largest spas in the region, a two-level swimming pool, and a verdant garden. The spa provides daily yoga classes, various types of massages, as well as a steam room and sauna. Guests can choose from three different spa packages each offering different benefits. The hotel is very close to Hoi An Ancient Town, making local attractions easily reachable.

Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort

Address: 326 Lý Thường Kiệt, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Price: from 45 USD

Star Rating: 4.5 stars

Travelers Review: 8.9 (from 1,556 reviews)

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9. Alba Wellness Valley By Fusion, Huế (from USD 163)

Alba Wellness Valley By Fusion is situated close to the Alba hot spring just outside Hue city. At the resort’s spa, you can enjoy bathing in onsen bath facilities that use mineral-rich water from the hot spring. The spa hosts numerous yoga and meditation-focused sessions both indoors and outside amid the relaxing woods. Guests can experience the spa’s bevvy of wellness services such as reflexology and pink Himalayan salt scrub that are geared towards healing and relaxation.

Alba Wellness Valley By Fusion

Address: Phong Son, Hue (see map)

Price: from 134 USD

Star Rating: 2 stars

Travelers Review: 9.1 (from 167 reviews)

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Alba Wellness Resort By Fusion

Wifi Available

Address: Phong Son
11.36 km (7.1 mi) from Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

10. Nomad Yoga, Hội An

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Located close to the Ancient Town, Nomad Yoga hosts yoga and meditation sessions for interested participants across all levels. Various forms of yoga are taught such as Ashtanga, Vinaysas, and restorative yoga. Guided meditation sessions are also available. The center additionally offers a cleansing program where guests can consult a nutritionist and develop a juice-based detox program specifically for their needs.

Nomad Yoga

Address: 22 Nguyễn Du, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam

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11. Naman Retreat, Da Nang (from USD 178)

Set between two top-ranking golf resorts, the beachfront Naman Retreat’s serene green setting is a wonderful place to unwind. This wellness retreat in Vietnam features several amenities to provide you with a peaceful retreat experience, in particular, their award-winning spa that has some of the best wellness therapies including massages, yoga sessions at the beach, and Reiki sessions.

Naman Retreat

Address: Truong Sa street, Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang

Price: from 149 USD

Star Rating: 5 stars

Travelers Review: 8.6 (from 342 reviews)

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Naman Retreat

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Truong Sa street, Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district
99.94 km (62.1 mi) from Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

12. An Nhien Retreat, Kien Giang Province (from USD 47)

Located on Phu Quoc Island, this small resort provide a tranquil, green backdrop for a relaxing stay. The resort offers programs to promote healing and relaxing programs using various forms of therapy including yoga, meditation, singing bowl, mindfulness, and more. It also has wellness programs like juice cleansing and other detoxing options. The resort’s range of facilities includes 24 cosy bungalows, a beautiful garden, and a swimming pool.

An Nhien Retreat

Address: Tran Hung Dao Street, Cua Lap Hamlet, Duong To Commue, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Price: from 100 USD

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An Nhien Retreat

Wifi Available

Address: Cua Lap Hamlet - Duong To Commune
794.22 km (493.5 mi) from Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda

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Meditation retreats are a wonderful way to step away from our busy lives and revitalize ourselves. As for Vietnam, spiritual retreats and meditation spots are aplenty so you can pick the best suited to your needs. Some offer only meditation while others have alternative healing therapies also available. It’s a thriving pursuit that is also slowly becoming one of the purposeful things to do in Vietnam for backpackers as constant travelling can be taxing even to the soul. Be sure to research the kind of therapies available as well as the teachers so that your chosen experience will be able to provide you with the benefits you seek.

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FAQs about Top 12 Meditation Retreats In Vietnam - Updated 2024

1. Which meditation retreats in Vietnam have a pool?

To have opportunities for refreshing soaks, choose among An Nhien Retreat, Kien Giang Province, Gratitude Vietnam, Hội An, and Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort for your meditation retreat. These properties feature lovely pool facilities.

2. Which meditation retreats in Vietnam have parking?

For your convenience, you can consider Alba Wellness Valley By Fusion, Huế , Naman Retreat, Da Nang, or An Nhien Retreat, Kien Giang Province as they all have available parking spaces.

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