Hoi An, HCM City among trending destinations: TripAdvisor

The world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor has revealed that its Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best 2023 honors Hoi An ancient city and Ho Chi Minh City in its “Trending Destinations” category.

Accordingly, TripAdvisor ranked the UNESCO heritage site of Hoi An ancient city as 2nd and Ho Chi Minh City as 11th in the list of 25 trending destinations in the world.

Hoi An, HCM City among trending destinations: TripAdvisor | Travel | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus)
Peaceful Hoi An ancient city in central Quang Nam province (Photo: VNA).

In its description of Hoi An, the site wrote: “This city on the central Vietnamese coast is a well-preserved example of the important Southeast Asian trading port it was from the 15th-19th centuries. Already a common stop for backpackers, it is becoming better known to tourists. On the 14th day of each lunar month, the town trades its electric lights for traditional colored lanterns. Sights include the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Quan Cong Temple.”

As for HCM City, TripAdvisor assessed Vietnam's bustling largest city setting the cultural and economic pace for the country. “The former Saigon boasts charming French colonial architecture and wide boulevards, usually thronged and choked with traffic.”

It advised tourists to use taxis to tour the sprawling city, and visit the War Remnants Museum, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, and the Ben Thanh Market, and take a tour through the Mekong Delta.

Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best is the annual award by Tripadvisor. The award is meant to be given to destinations whose hotels, restaurants, and things-to-do received a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the community over 12 months.

Fewer than 1 per cent of Tripadvisor’s 8 million listings are awarded Best of the Best, signifying the highest level of excellence in travel.

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(Source: VNA)