Hanoi among top 10 world’s best destinations

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has announced its 2015 Travelers’ Choice has announced its 2015 Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations.

Hoan Kiem Lake Panorama

This year’s awards honour 469 top travel destinations worldwide including lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, China, Middle East, Russia, South America, the South Pacific, the UK, and the US, based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers.

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

Hanoi ranked 4th in the top 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations thanks to its charming Old Quarter, monuments, French-style architecture while making room for modern developments alongside.

The website notes that lakes, parks, shady boulevards and more than 600 temples and pagodas add to the appeal of this city, which is easily explored by taxi.

Rounding on the list of top 10 are Morocco’s Marrakech, Cambodia’s Siem Reap, Turkey’s Istanbul, the Czech Republic’s Prague, the UK’s London, Italy’s Rome, Argentina’s Buenos Aires, France’s Paris, South Africa’s Cape Town.