The Coolest Things to Do in Vietnam in 2020

If you’re looking for a new vacation destination, then look no further. Full of beautiful locations, great food and unbelievable prices, it’s no surprise that so many people have been choosing to travel to Vietnam for their next vacation. If you’re planning your trip or even if you’re still on the fence, here are some of the coolest things you can do in Vietnam in 2020.

Decorate Your Own Lantern at Hoi An

Part of the Vietnamese New Year celebration, each year Hoi An is transformed into a colourful masterpiece. For a full week, one particular road becomes the home for an unbelievable number of lanterns. Tourists are also encouraged to design and release their own beautiful lanterns. It’s probably the closest you’ll come to recreating that scene from Tangled.

Visit the Cao Dai Temple

Vietnamese churches are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and this one is no exception. Filled floor to ceiling with beautiful colors and surprising artwork. This temple is home to one of the most interesting religions, Caodaism, a combination of a surprising amount of other religions you may not suspect. It’s worth a Google. Prayers can take place up to 4 times a day. To help you keep an eye on your timings, why not check out these watches from galle, a popular Vietnamese watch seller to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to witness one of these sermons for yourself.

Cross a Bridge Held Up by the Gods Themselves

An absolute marvel in engineering, this bridge towers an eye-watering height above the beautiful Ba Nang province. But it isn’t the bridge itself that has made this attraction one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam. The bridge is seemingly ‘held up’ by a pair of god-like hands carved entirely from stone. An absolute must for your Instagram.

 

A Backpacker’s Guide to Travelling Europe

Deciding to backpack can be a daunting but exciting time and without proper planning or travel experience you may not end up having the time that you expect. My advice would be to sit down and make a plan for the places that you want to visit and even the specific landmarks that you want to see. The important thing to remember when it comes to backpacking is that the opportunity to go backpacking isn’t one that comes around too often so it is vital to ensure that you get everything that you want from the experience so you can look back on it without regretting not doing more.

Another important tip when it comes to backpacking is to pack well, with only a limited amount of travel storage there are certain limitations to what you can bring with you. Don’t overpack when it comes to clothes, I would advise to pack a weeks worth of clothing as you will find that whether you stay in hostels or hotels there will more than likely be laundry facilities available for you. Saving space by packing fewer clothes allows for you to pack the important things such as maps, food and drink, medicines and first aid supplies, it is important to think about the situations you are going to be in because although backpacking comes with a certain spontaneity it is always better to prepare for the worst and not need it rather than be caught in a situation without the necessary equipment. 

A final thing that I would consider when backpacking through Europe would be to enjoy yourself, you only get the opportunity to backpack so many times in your life and it’s too short for you to not take any of these experiences, do what you want and visit wherever you want.