Recently, Booking.com (the world’s largest online booking platform) announced a list of 10 tourist destinations that have been voted the most hospitable cities in Vietnam by tourists around the world.
This list is based on 232 million reviews of real experiences from travelers who have stayed at the above attractions and is not edited in any way.
These destinations are not only rich in nature and culture, but also provide guests with welcoming experiences and unparalleled hospitality, making your trip even more complete.
Hoi An topped the list of most welcoming cities in Vietnam, followed by Phong Nha and Ninh Binh. Hoi An also made it onto the list of the top 10 most welcoming cities in the world in 2022 by the previous online booking platform. Quang Binh in particular has two destinations on this list.
1. Hi An
Quietly located on the banks of the Thu Bon River, the ancient town of Hoi An is characterized in the hearts of tourists by its unique architectural complex of typical yellow brick houses and rich traditional heritage.
The best way to explore this beautiful town is on foot, visitors will find items “suitable” for them in the handicraft shops along the way, be it silk dresses, trousers, clothing, leather goods or souvenirs.
Hoi An has also been included in the list of the 10 most hospitable cities in the world by Booking.com in 2022.
2. Phong Nha
With its amazing natural beauty and friendly locals, Phong Nha fully deserves the title of Vietnam’s second most hospitable city.
The mix of spectacular giant caves, colorful limestone stalactites and dense old-growth forests turns Phong Nha into an ink painting that captivates visitors.
3. Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh became known to international tourists after the majestic landscape was chosen as the backdrop for the Hollywood blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island”.
Not only stopping at the beautiful limestone mountains, verdant rice paddies and many impressive historical sites, Ninh Binh also offers visitors the opportunity to explore rustic country life with the company of friendly locals.
Hue, the famous ancient capital in central Vietnam, is known for its poetic and romantic beauty. Boasting a rich heritage, the land of Hue proudly carries within it a fascinating cultural and traditional quintessence, promising to captivate any history-loving visitor.
5. Mui Ne
With ideal conditions for sandboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing or kayaking, extreme sports enthusiasts have plenty of options to enjoy their day in Mui Ne.
If you like relaxation, you can also spend a relaxing afternoon by the pool and enjoy fresh seafood in a restaurant with beautiful sea view in Mui Ne to the sound of the waves.
6. Tuy Hoa
This is a must-see destination for beach lovers as Tuy Hoa has a beautiful coastline, not as chaotic as the sea of Nha Trang or Mui Ne, but absolutely peaceful and comfortable.
Discovering historical-cultural stories or admiring the architecture of the Champa people are also interesting experiences that visitors should not miss.
7. Mai Chau
For those seeking a peaceful retreat, close to nature and culture, away from the hustle and bustle of urban areas, Mai Chau is definitely an ideal destination.
Idyllic Mai Chau offers visitors unforgettable experiences such as cycling through immense rice fields, visiting ethnic minority villages, discovering the traditional dances and music of the locals. The hospitality of the people and the peaceful and quiet atmosphere are the attractions of this place.
8. Dong Hoi
Thanks to the discovery of Son Doong – the world’s largest cave here, Dong Hoi is no longer an unknown place. Exploring the beautiful Son Doong Cave and seeing firsthand the magical moment when the sun shines through the sinkhole of the cave is guaranteed to be an incredible experience in Dong Hoi.
Sapa captivates thousands of visitors with its breathtaking views from the top of Fansipan Mountain, picturesque ethnic villages and breathtaking terraced fields.
The warm nature and the unique cultural life of the locals are all attractions that tourists from all over the world cannot help but visit.
10. Con Dao
The tourist attraction of this place is the beautiful untouched natural landscape with a clear blue coastline and rich coral reefs, mixed with a calm, peaceful atmosphere and cultural and historical imprints all over the island.