#MillennialTravel: 35 things to do in Asia before turning 35

2017-09-02 18:00 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Cape Town - While the thought of being 30 and knowing that 35 is coming may shudder many people, millennial travellers see this phase as the right time to tick off a couple of things from their bucket list.

Known for wanting to do 'out of the ordinary' things, go-to travel guru for the young, Contiki has made a list of 35 things all millennial travellers need to check off when they happen to be travelling in Asia before turning 35. 

SEE: Millennials in travel: How are they different, if at all?

Assuming that you can ‘afford’ to have some fun, the list consists of chilling on the ocean swing in Bali to yoga on the beaches of Goa and according to Contiki "this one is for the books, because Asia and India and is a whole lot of wonderful, and it’s even better if you do it when you’re young".

Here are 35 things awesome, adventurous and courageous things to do in Asia before 35:

1. Walk a stretch of the 8851 kilometre long Great Wall of China

2. Munch authentic Pho in Vietnam

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3. Hang out on the ocean swing in Gili Trawangan, Bali

Gili Trawangan Ocean Swing Image credit: Chris Rogers

4. Spot Geishas in Kyoto, Japan

Geisha in Kyoto  Image Credit: Craig Howes 

5. Watch the sun creep over the 900 year old temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia

6. Drink Singapore Slings in their spiritual home

7. Ride the tram to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

8. Swim with whale sharks in Koh Tao, Thailand

9. Spot tigers in their natural habitat at Ranthambhore National Park, India

10. Walk the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world, Shibuya Crossing, in Tokyo, Japan 

SEE: Japan on the cheap

Shibuya Crossing, Japan  Image Credit: Craig Howes 

11. Chase waterfalls in Luang Prabang, Laos

12. Sleep on the water in a romantic river bungalow in Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

13. Sleep on a traditional Junk Boat and wake up in paradise, Halong Bay, in Vietnam

14. Explore the klongs of Bangkok and experience a taste of real local life, Thailand

15. Take an early morning hike through the paddy fields of Ubud, Bali

SEE: Heading to Vietnam? 5 Quick things you need to know

Paddy Fields, Bali Image Credit: Chris Rogers

16. Offer alms to monks and feel a sense of serenity come over you in Luang Prabang, Laos

17. Balance your body and mind with an early morning yoga session on the beach in Goa, India

18. Embrace nudity (if you dare) with a traditional Onsen experience in Tokyo, Japan

19. Spend an afternoon hunting down the best street art in Penang, Malaysia

20. Walk the high bridges of the Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

21. Walk on the pink sand beaches of Senggigi, in Lombok, Bali

22. Watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, India

23. Pick strawberries in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

24. Learn the ancient art of Muay Thai in Pai, Thailand

25. Travel at 320km/hour on the bullet train, Japan

26. See why the world raves about cherry blossom season (March – April) in Japan

SEE: Mango lager? India taps into the craft market as thirst for beer grows

Cherry Blossoms Image Credit: Craig Howes

27. Eat a traditional Peking Duck dinner in Beijing, China

28. See the sites immortalised by Bollywood in Mumbai, India

29. Camp on ‘The Beach’ in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

30. Hunt down hidden waterfalls in Erawan National Park, Thailand

31. Cycle to the idyllic Cam Nam Island to see rural Vietnamese life in full swing, in Hoi An, Vietnam

SEE: The specialities of Taiwan

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32. Eat the best street food of your life in Penang, Malaysia

33. Get fat on fish curries and hang out in the gorgeous backwaters of Kerala, India

34. Ski or shred the incredible fresh snow in Hakuba, Japan

35. Pick strawberries in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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