Hanoi a top 10 best worldwide travel destination

TripAdvisor has examined millions of travelers’ reviews to come up with the top worldwide travel destinations for the year, citing Hanoi as the eighth top choice.

Hanoi was selected as the top Southeast Asian destination followed by Siem Reap of Cambodia, and Shanghai of China.

Rounding out the top 10 choices are Istanbul of Turkey, Rome of Italy, London of the United Kingdom, Beijing of China, Prague of the Czech Republic, Marrakech of Morocco.

According to a post on its website, Hanoi is described as a charming city, with a well preserved Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern developments alongside, which hasn’t forgotten its past, as sites such as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison attest.

Lakes, parks, shady boulevards and more than 600 temples and pagodas add to the appeal of this city, which is easily explored by taxi, the post concludes.

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Established in 2000 by businessman Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor has been used by more than 32 million people in 30 countries.