Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi. Photo: Truong Dinh Minh

Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam - opened its doors to foreign tourists in the 1990s and is now one of the best destinations for those who want to learn deeply about Vietnamese culture. Visitors can find many hotels, shops and eateries in the Old Quarter.

The Temple of Literature is one of the most beautiful architectural works in the city. This was originally built as a university in the 11th century. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is also a must-visit site in Hanoi.

In 2022, Hanoi was honored as the World's Leading City Break Destination 2022 by the World Travel Awards (WTA).

In the list of the most attractive destinations in Southeast Asia, The Travel also named Siargao Island (Philippines), Koh Yao Yai (Thailand), Bagan (Myanmar), Penang Island (Malaysia), Bolaven Plateau (Laos), Angkor Wat (Cambodia), Nusa Island and Tegalalang terraces (Indonesia).

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