Vietnam tourism continues to leave good impressions on tourists around the world according to the voting in the Travelers' Choice Awards 2021 from TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website.
A corner of Hanoi
In the category “Asia's Most Popular Destinations 2021”, famous Vietnamese destinations such as Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang have remained travellers’ choices for many years.
Accordingly, Hanoi ranked second, the ancient town of Hoi An in central Quang Nam province fourth, Ho Chi Minh City 11th and central Da Nang city 16th.
Hanoi was also ranked sixth among the 25 most popular destinations in the world by Tripadvisor.
"The charming Vietnamese capital has aged well, preserving the Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern development alongside," TripAdvisor wrote.
"Hanoi may have shrugged off several former names, including Thang Long but it hasn't forgotten its past, as sites such as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison can attest. Lakes, parks, shady boulevards and more than 600 temples and pagodas add to the appeal of this city, easily explored by taxi."
The travel site also hailed Hoi An, a UNESCO heritage site in the central province of Quang Nam, as "a well-preserved example of an important Southeast Asian trading port from the 15th-19th centuries
"On the 14th day of each lunar month, the town trades its electric lights for traditional colored lanterns. Sights include the Japanese Covered Bridge and Quan Cong Temple," TripAdvisor recommended.
Meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh City ranks 11th in the list with the iconic bustle of the largest city in Vietnam. This city sets the cultural and economic pace for the country. There are many attractions for tourists such as the War Remnants Museum and the Jade Emperor Pagoda.
The fourth Vietnamese city on this list is Da Nang. According to TripAdvisor, “Da Nang is laid-back and friendly, maybe because everyone you meet has just finished an amazing meal. Culinary tours are a hugely popular way to experience literal local flavor.”.
In addition, in the top 25 destinations in Asia, Vietnam has two representatives: An Bang Beach (Hoi An) and My Khe Beach (Da Nang). “Small Group Hanoi Street Food Tour with a Real Foodie” ranked among the list of top 10 Experiences in Asia.
"The awards reveal where travelers ventured in 2020, while travel was still open, as well as where they dreamed of going while the pandemic kept them stuck at home," the travel site noted.