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Hanoi among top 7 Asian destinations for solo travelers

Released at: 06:04, 13/10/2019

Hanoi among top 7 Asian destinations for solo travelers

Photo: Bigseventravel

Capital recommended to lone travelers by Italian travel site Bigseventravel.

by Le Diem

Hanoi has been ranked among the seven best places in Asia for solo travelers by Bigseventravel, a popular Italian travel site.

The capital was described as a hectic, crazy and often confusing city that is popular among many travelers across the globe.

From street food markets to cultural museums and scenic freshwater lakes, Hanoi has something for all tastes, Bigseventravel wrote.

It is also wonderful base from which to explore the north of Vietnam, including the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay to the east and the popular resort town of Sapa to the north.

Visitors can also enjoy the comforts of a modern vibrant city, it added.

Other places on the list were Tokyo (Japan), Bali (Indonesia), Singapore, Seoul (South Korea), Siem Reap (Cambodia), and Chiang Mai (Thailand).

Hanoi welcomed more than 4.7 million foreign tourists in the first nine months of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 10.1 per cent, according to the city’s Department of Tourism. The number of visitors to the capital has seen an average rise of 10.2 per cent for four consecutive years, since 2016, with some 2 million more visitors each year, contributing over 30 per cent of the total visitors in the country, according to the department.

Hanoi spent $1 million on promoting its beauty and tourism on CNN in 2017 and 2018, both of which improved awareness about the capital and attracted more visitors. Fifteen short video clips about Hanoi are being broadcast on CNN this year, presenting its different beauty to the world.

It has also been selected to compete for the title of World’s Leading City Destination at the 2019 World Travel Awards (WTA). The deadline for voting is October 20 at the WTA’s website http://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote.

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