Sa Pa, a cool town perched at 1,600 meters, or nearly one mile above sea level, around 300 kilometers (186 miles) from Hanoi, is frequented by solo travelers looking for a strenuous mountain trek or a rice paddy tour.
The other cities in the list are Tokyo (Japan), Bali (Indonesia), Singapore, Seoul (South Korea), Siem Reap (Cambodia), and Chiang Mai (Thailand).
Hanoi last year made it to Time magazine’s list of ‘best destinations for every type of travelers’.
The city, which hosted the historic second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in February, received 4.7 million foreign tourists in the first nine months of this year, up 10 percent year-on-year.
Saigon and Hanoi were among the world’s 100 most visited travel destinations in 2018, a Euromonitor International report said.
The capital was voted among the top 15 destinations in the world last March by TripAdvisor travelers.
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