HN, Phu Quoc enter CNN’s best places to visit
10:12 | 10/06/2019

VGP - The capital city of Ha Noi and Phu Quoc island of southern Kien Giang province are on the Cable News Network (CNN)'s list of the 17 best places to visit for the ultimate Asia experience.

A corner of Ha Noi

Two centuries ago, trips to Asia were reserved for wealthy merchants, ambassadors and colonial elite who could afford grand and expensive voyages. But that travel scenario has been turned on its head.

With a proliferation of affordable flights, versatile accommodations, high-speed rails and increased international connectivity, it's easier than ever to visit Asia.

The world's biggest continent has long captivated travelers with its natural beauty, distinct cultural traditions, ancient architecture and absolutely delicious food.

According to the CNN, as the capital of Viet Nam, Ha Noi is a hub of history, culture and endless energy.

For first-time travelers, the Old Quarter is the best place to start. This labyrinth of lanes reveals French colonial architecture, hardworking hawkers, artisanal crafts and no shortage of restaurants.

It's busy and chaotic but navigating the crowded streets, where motorbikes reign, is half the fun.

After soaking up the history of Ha Noi, travelers can chase the sun to Phu Quoc.

The 28-island district is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia -- not to mention the world's longest oversea cable car.

Whether you stay on more developed Phu Quoc Island or ultra-remote Hon Xuong, the region promises island hopping, snorkeling, diving, sandy shores and more.

Here are 17 of Asia's best destinations -- a diverse mix of cities, islands and entire countries -- to consider for your next adventure.

(1) Bhutan; (2) Penang, Malaysia; (3)El Nido, Philippines; (4)Bali, Indonesia; (5) Seoul, the Republic of Korea; (6) Rajasthan, India; (7) Siem Reap, Cambodia; (8) Hong Kong; (9)Ha Noi and Phu Quoc, Viet Nam; (1) the Great Wall and Xi'an, China; (11) Chiang Rai, Thailand; (12) Luang Prabang, Laos; (13) Kathmandu, Nepal; (14) Yogyakarta, Indonesia; (15) Kyoto, Japan; (16) Sri Lanka; and (17) Maldives./. 

By Kim Anh 


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