Hanoi named among top 25 destinations globally for 2018
Hanoi has been ranked 12th in the world in the top destination for 2018, Travellers` Choice awards for Destinations by TripAdvisor.
Hanoi Old Quarter. (Source: TripAdvisor)
“The charming Vietnamese capital has aged well, preserving the Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern developments alongside,” the world's largest travel site wrote.
Hanoi may have shrugged off several former names, including Thang Long, or “ascending dragon,” but it hasn't forgotten its past, as sites such as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison attest. Lakes, parks, shady boulevards and more than 600 temples and pagodas add to the appeal of this city, which is easily explored by taxi, according to TripAdvisor.
Hanoi the capital of Vietnam was ranked 8th in TripAdvisor’s top 25 travellers choice of destinations list in 2014 for the first time. In 2015, Hanoi was ranked 5th on the list and in 2016, the capital of Vietnam also ranked 8th on the list.
Paris in France topped the list of Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations followed by London (UK), Rome (Italy), Bali (Indonesia), Crete (Greece). Award winners were determined using an algorithm based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period, as well as traveller booking interest on TripAdvisor.
More than 1 million international tourist arrived to Hanoi in the first two months of 2018, increasing by 31 per cent compared to 2017. Meanwhile, Hanoi welcomed more than 4.5 million visitors in the first two months of 2018, up 11 per cent from last year. Domestic tourist arrivals to Hanoi were estimated at more than 3 million, increasing 5.5 per cent from last year. The capital of Vietnam earned over VND 13.2 trillion (USD 583 million), increasing 12 per cent from last year, according to the Hanoi Department of Tourism./.