Hanoi named among most attractive destinations in the world

Although the tourism industry has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanoi is still ranked in the list of cities as the most attractive destinations in the world…

The world's largest travel website Trip Advisor ranks Hanoi at 2nd in the list of 25 most popular tourist destinations in Asia and 6th in the list of 25 most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Trip Advisor commented that Hanoi "is a charming capital with its Old Quarter, historical sites, French colonial architecture. But at the same time, modern architecture also gives this city a new breath and look."

Meanwhile, the online travel site Worldpackers (USA) rated Hanoi as the 'champion' of the 10 cheapest cities in the world for foreigners. The capital of Vietnam attracts tourists with its cultural and historical traditions in addition to its diverse street food.

Along with Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), Hanoi also entered the list of the 100 most wonderful tourist attractions in the world in 2021 voted by The Time.

The British international travel website Holidu ranked Hanoi at 18th place (Ho Chi Minh City 21st, Hoi An 32nd) in the list of 147 best cities to work and rest in the world.

The Deep Knowledge Analytics (DKA) ranked Hanoi in the list of 50 cities with the best pandemic response in the world. Hanoi stands at 44th place, out of a total of 72 tourist cities ranked by DKA, higher than Athens or Bucharest, Romania.

Recently, the prestigious travel guide Forbes Travel Guide (USA) announced the ranking of 5-star luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel was ranked the highest for the second consecutive year.

Travelers' Choice Awards 2021 organized by TripAdvisor ranked Hanoi 22nd out of 25 destinations for food lovers around the world. The delicious dishes that diners should try in Hanoi include pho, bun cha, crab vermicelli, banh cuon, bread, fish cake, and egg coffee.


Last year, Hanoi welcomed 4 million domestic visitors, accounting for about 53% of 2020. Total revenue from domestic tourists in the year was estimated at 11.28 trillion VND (490 million USD), equal to 40% of total revenue in 2020. This year, the city aims to serve 10-12 million visitors, including 1.2-2 million foreign visitors.

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