A GREAT YEAR FOR VIETNAM’S TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN THE SPOTLIGHT OF GLOBAL MEDIA

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2014 was a really successful year for Vietnam’s tourism in global media. Many of our destinations  appeared in the top lists of  leading magazines, such as National Geographic, New York Times, the Huffington Post and more.

HA LONG BAY

Hạ Long ("descending dragon bay")  a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994, is one of the most gorgeous and famous travel destinations in Vietnam. In November 2011 it was chosen as one of new Seven Wonders of the World by New7Wonders website. In 2014 the reputable tourism websites Global Grasshopper and Reuters selected Ha Long bay as one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world.

Ha Long Bay

Cua Van fishing village which is just next to the bay, was also listed among the world’s most inviting coastal destinations by Travel and Leisure magazine.


Ha Long Bay


The US Forbes magazine also recommended that tourists view the bay by seaplane to enjoy its stunning beauty from the sky.

Ha Long Bay


SON DOONG CAVE 
The pictures of  Son Doong cave - the world’s biggest cave which has a length of 9km and a height which can embrace a 40-storey building were highlighted by US magazines –  New York Times, National Geographic and Huffington Post  in 2014 as some of the most splendid pictures of the year.

Son DoongSon Doong


PHU QUOC ISLAND  

The famous Italian newspaper La Republica praised the charm of Phu Quoc Island as a small paradise with white sand and blue seas. The newspapers also advised tourists to experience this island instead of more popular beaches in Indonesia and Thailand. In addition, experts from National Geographic ranked Phu Quoc fourth on its list of 15 "must see" destinations. The magazine suggests that the best time to visit the island is during the winter month, from December to March.

Phu Quoc

Da Nang Recently, the coastal town of Da Nang was chosen by TripAdvisor as one of the most appealling destinations in Vietnam.

Da Nang


Hanoi

According to Smart Travel Asia tourism magazine, Hanoi was eighth on the list of top tourist destinations in Asia for 2014, this was the second consecutive year Hanoi appeared on the list. 

HanoiHanoi

Hoi An

Tourpia magazine extolled the ancient town of Hoi An as one of the world’s most exquisite places, and as one of the top destinations for the year. The magazine ranked Hoi An as the fourth best travel destination, trailing Venice (Italy), Amsterdam (Netherland) and Bruges (Brussels).

Hoi AnHoi An

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(25/07/2016)