Hanoi and Hue Named Among Best Asia Pacific Cities by Travel+Leisure Magazine

Posted by Vietnam-Evisa.Org on Jun 13, 2023

Two Vietnamese cities have been named among the best in Asia Pacific by Travel+Leisure Magazine. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and Hue, a former imperial capital, were both honored in the "best cities" category at the 2023 Luxury Awards Asia Pacific. The nominees for the "best cities" category were selected by the Travel+Leisure team of editors and expert contributors from across the Asia Pacific. The winners were chosen based on voting by the public.

Hanoi is a bustling metropolis with a rich history and culture. The city is home to centuries-old temples and architectural landmarks, as well as lively markets and bustling streets. Hanoi is also a great place to sample Vietnamese cuisine, from traditional pho to street food favorites like banh mi and bun cha.

Hoan Kiem Lake - Hanoi

Hue is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was once the capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. The city is home to the Imperial Citadel, a sprawling complex of palaces and temples, as well as the Perfume Pagoda, a sacred Buddhist temple complex. Hue is also a great place to explore the Vietnamese countryside, with its rice paddies, rivers, and mountains.

Huong River - Hue

The other cities that were named in the "best cities" category by Travel+Leisure Magazine are:

·      Bangkok, Thailand

·      Singapore

·      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

·      Hong Kong

·      Tokyo, Japan

·      Luang Prabang, Laos

·      Siem Reap, Cambodia

·      Taipei, Taiwan

These awards are a testament to the beauty and diversity of Vietnam. If you're looking for a unique and unforgettable travel experience, be sure to add Hanoi and Hue to your list.

Here are some of the things you can do in Hanoi and Hue:


·      Visit the Temple of Literature, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was once a university for Confucian scholars.

·      Take a walk through Hoan Kiem Lake, a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.

·      Explore the Old Quarter, a bustling maze of streets and alleyways where you can find everything from traditional handicrafts to street food.

·      Take a cooking class and learn how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes.

·      Visit the Perfume Pagoda, a sacred Buddhist temple complex located about an hour outside of Hanoi.


·      Visit the Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was once the home of the Vietnamese royal family.

·      Take a boat trip on the Perfume River and visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, a Buddhist temple that is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Hue.

·      Explore the Imperial City, a walled city that was once the heart of the Vietnamese empire.

·      Visit the tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors, which are located in the Perfume River Delta.

Hue Citadel - Hue

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