Hanoi, Hoi An among Asian top ten best destinations

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The capital – Hanoi and Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam continue being listed in the top ten best destinations in Asia in 2012 by Hong Kong-based travel and trade journal, Smart Travel Asia. According to an online poll conducted by this magazine, regarded as a leading authority on the regional travel industry, Hanoi is in sixth position while Hoi An is rated seventh. In 2011, Hanoi and Hoi An were also named in this list.


Hanoi

Anyone who has ever visited Hanoi cannot deny that it may be one of the most beautiful cities in all of Asia. People have settled here along the Red River for a thousand years. Hanoi is very compact, and the city’s most interesting places for tourists are all relatively close to each other, which makes it easy to enjoy the best parts of the city on foot or by cyclo, such as: Long Bien Bridge, West Lake, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature (Van Mieu) – Quoc Tu Giam, Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake with Tortoise Pagoda and Ngoc Son Pagoda… and especially the Old Quarter (36 Old Streets and Guilds).

The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son Temple (in Hoan Kiem Lake) in the summer.

Hanoi Old Quarter – Hanoi would not be Hanoi without its Old Quarter

Hang Dau Water tower, one of two ancient water towers in Hanoi, was built in 1894. Today, it is not in use, just considered as an historical monument in Hanoi

Hoi An

Hoi An used to be the biggest sea port in central of Vietnam from the 15th to the 19th century. In 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries, with buildings that display a unique blend of local and foreign influences. Hoi is always an interesting destination to tourists. A lot of people come back to Hoi An because of the peacefulness here. Let’s experience peaceful and simple life around here with bicycles. It is really interesting and memorable when you come and stay in the city.

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