Tips and Top Destinations to visit in Vietnam during Christmas
In recent years, Christmas days have become more common in Vietnam. Although students and working people cannot have any day off, but it is still considered as a common holiday for all people, not just for Christians here. This article will give you some tips and ideas to enjoy your Christmas in Vietnam and it also suggests you some great destinations to visit this during this special occasion.
Tips for your next Christmas in Vietnam
1. Wearing a cross bag
Vietnamese people rarely walk on the street, but on such a great holiday like Christmas, they usually dress up and go out to the street to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere. So, it is common for the number of people on the street on this day to be extremely crowded, making jostling or bumping into each other is unavoidable so always watch out for items that you carry. Wearing a shoulder bag cross your front side is always a safe option for those who want to carry valuables with them.
2. Having sandals or sneakers on
Not only are the big streets brimming with Christmas lights, they are also even the smallest alleys can also bring you a lot of fun which keeps your steps endless, so remember to choose a comfortable outfit and especially soft and light footwear.
3. Finding a parking place
If the holiday falls on the weekend, the number of people flocking to the amusement streets will be very crowded, especially in the city center or near the church. If you travel to your destinations by motorbike or car, make sure you arrive early enough to get yourself the most convenient parking space. Before parking, you’d better ask the price to avoid being “overcharged”.
4. Selecting your best location
Going out on Christmas day you should not follow famous tourist areas because those places are full of people. Instead of that, it is a great idea to visit the suburbs, newly discovered tourist destinations or newly exploited tourist areas. Not only help you avoid crowded places, it is also an opportunity to experience new destinations.
5. Always ask the price before using any service
Similar to parking, services such as dining, motels or entertainment will also change, most are increased by 2 or 3 times more than usual days, knowing the price before ordering a meal or a ticket for a game has never been redundant.
Best places to enjoy your Christmas in Hanoi
Since being officially put into operation on September 2016, Ho Guom (Sword Lake) walking street has become a familiar public entertainment place of the people here. Therefore, the decoration for Christmas is also deployed earlier and more splendidly than the previous years. If you are a lover of tranquility, you absolutely can choose a cafe to quietly watch the Sword Lake and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Ho Tay Park
A shimmering space of snowflake gardens with thousands of sparkling stars, a park built to simulate the winter of the West with rows of bare trees, covered with white snow, images of Santa Claus, camping with huts in the snowy mountains. All created by West Lake Park to create a romantic space for young people to admire and let you take beautiful pictures together.
Hang Ma street
It is one of the most favorite places for young people in Hanoi. You can easily find beautiful little Christmas items such as pine trees, Santa Claus, stars or colorful orbs to decorate. On Christmas Eve, the streets here become more bustling and bustling than ever. This is a great place to go Christmas in Hanoi to shop or take a set of photos.
Best places to enjoy your Christmas in Ho Chi Minh city
This is one of the great places for Christmas in Saigon. Every year, though Christmas has not come yet, Notre Dame Cathedral has been splendidly decorated, colorful and shimmering by the light of the balls. The church is also near big commercial centers such as Diamond Plaza and Vincom Center, So you can enjoy Christmas and shopping at the same time.
Nguyen Hue pedestrian street
Every Christmas, Nguyen Hue pedestrian street exudes a European Christmas atmosphere with a space full of decorative lights flashing in all kinds of beautiful colors. Each spot is decorated in a different style, creating a bustling setting that captivates visitors. Rex Hotel, some great steakhouses, and coffee shops are located in Nguyen hue street. This street is a great place for families for shopping or going to the cinema as it is near to Vincom Center, Diamond Plaza, and Bitexco Tower.
Do not forget the Starlight Bridge in District 7. This place is extremely bustling, suitable for those who like to go down the street to watch the crowded people. A series of shimmering lights like thousands of stars right on the bridge, creating a fanciful scenery for you to walk around and take beautiful photos to show off to your friends.
These places above are pretty popular in two big cities in Vietnam, however, as mentioned before, catholicity in some small streets or alleys have a different atmosphere from crowded centers. If you have some local friends, ask them to take you to the nearest catholicity to experience a gentle and humble space. You will never regret that. Christmas is coming soon, let’s have a nice plan for it.