Asia’s Best Awards 2022 suggests destinations, resorts and restaurants to try in the region. The lists were compiled based on votes from readers worldwide from January to April this year.
Among the three Vietnamese cities in the list, the central coastal city of Da Nang came third, the capital Ha Noi fifth, and southern metropolis HCM City eighth. Bangkok in Thailand holds the No 1 position.
Meanwhile, Phu Quoc and Con Dao in southern Vietnam are among the Best Islands in Southeast Asia, respectively standing in fourth and 10th place. Phuket in Thailand tops the list.
The awards also cover outstanding tourism brands in each country. For Vietnam, there are lists of the best restaurants, hotels, bars, pizza, hotel pools, and beach/upcountry resorts.
“The gates have been flung wide open, and Vietnam’s up and away. Who would’ve thought in lockdown last year this country would be in a position now to say ‘xin chao’ to international tourists? While the plan to welcome five million visitors by year’s end might be ambitious, the Vietnamese are sure going to give it a try, with quarantine-free travel and no COVID-19 test requirements for entry,” Travel & Leisure said.