Hanoi Among 21 Best Winter Vacations: U.S. News & World Report
According to US News & World Report, the capital city offers beautiful weather come winter. Daytime temperatures comfortably rest in the 60s and 70s, and rain showers are infrequent.
"You'll be able to visit top attractions like the Temple of Literature and indulge in a steaming bowl of pho (Vietnam’s most popular kind of noodle soup) for dinner," it suggested.
|Hanoi offers beautiful weather come winter. Photo: anninhthudo.vn|
A wintertime visit also brings the opportunity to experience some of Hanoi’s best events, such as the Tet Festival (which celebrates the Vietnamese Lunar New Year every January or February) and the Perfume Pagoda Festival (a Buddhist pilgrimage that takes place every February), the media company said.
|The Tet Festival celebrates the Vietnamese Lunar New Year every January or February. Photo: doanhnghiephoinhap.vn|
Elsewhere, Honolulu-Oahu in the US topped the list of best winter vacations. As temperatures begin to drop in other parts of the world, Hawaii's capital remains comfortable with average highs in the low to mid-80s (°F).
The other places to make the top five include Sydney of Australia, Lucerne of Switzerland, the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, and St. Lucia in the eastern Caribbean.
US News compiled the list of the best winter vacations based on expert analysis and reader votes.
Earlier, Hanoi jumped from 54th position in 2019 to 27th in this year's Telegraph Travel Awards, which ranks best cities in the world based on readers' votes, VGP reported.
The Vietnamese capital has moved up 20 notches to 129th position out of 173 cities in the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU)'s livability ranking this year, making it one of the top five biggest risers.
|Foreign visitors enjoy a "xich lo" (pedicab) tour around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. Photo: VNA|
Hanoi and Hue (in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue), were voted among the 10 winners in the "Best Cities" category at the 2023 Luxury Awards Asia Pacific from US travel magazine Travel+Leisure.
The number of tourists to Hanoi in the first seven months of this year was estimated at 14.7 million, an increase of 38.7% compared to the same period in 2022, the municipal Department of Tourism reported, as cited by VietnamPlus.
Of the figure, the number of international arrivals stood at 2.43 million, up 5.7 times year on year while domestic tourists were 12.3 million, a rise of 20.6%.
Total revenue from tourism in the period reached VND 53.7 trillion (US $2.3 billion), a year-on-year expansion of 68.3%.
In the coming time, the department will cooperate to organise events to promote tourism in the locality, such as a contest of tourism photos and the Hanoi tourism souvenir festival in the third quarter, and an Ao dai festival in the fourth quarter, among others.
In addition, the department will also strengthen collaboration and promotion activities to attract international tourists in key markets such as Northeast Asia, France, the EU, the US, India and China.
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