Vietnam wins award as Asia’s leading tourist destination

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Tourists row kayak in Ha Long Bay, 2019
Photo: Jimmy Tran

Vietnam has beaten eight other rivals to win the title “Asia’s Leading Destination” at the 2021 World Travel Awards.

Its competitors are China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

UNESCO heritage site Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh was also named Asia’s leading tourist attraction.

Since its recognition as a UNESCO natural world heritage in 1994, Ha Long Bay has found a spot on the global tourism map, with travel bloggers and filmmakers hailing its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone pillars topped by rainforests.

Read the full article at VNExpress: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/vietnam-wins-award-as-asia-s-leading-tourist-destination-4374899.html

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