Hoi An ancient city in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Nam has been named among the 15 best cities throughout Asia by U.S. popular magazine Travel + Leisure.
The magazine’s World’s Best Awards survey was open for voting for the top tourist attractions from January to May, as destinations around the globe were gradually lifting COVID-19 restrictions, Vietnam News Agency reports.
Accordingly, Hoi An earned 86.98 points out of 100 to rank 13th in the list of 15 top cities in Asia.
The ancient city has been placed above Singapore and Mumbai, which scored 86.93 points and 86.61 points, respectively,
Hoi An has previously been honored by Travel + Leisure many times, such as the world's best city in 2019, one of the 50 best places to travel in 2019, one of the top 10 Asian cities in 2018, among others.
Located on the central coast, Hoi An ancient town is a paradise for tourists and lovers of photography and food.
In 1999, the city was recognized by the UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage.
Last year, Hoi An claimed the top position with a score of 90.52.
Topping the list this year is the Indian city of Udaipur with 91.63 points, followed by Ubud of Indonesia, Kyoto of Japan, and Chiang Mai and Bangkok of Thailand.
Udaipur, known as the “Venice” of India with many famous lakes and canals, is a must-visit destination for travelers around the world, Travel + Leisure said.
In addition, India also has two other cities in the top 15, namely Jaipur and Mumbai at the 8th and 15th places, respectively.
The list also honors three Japanese cities, including Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
In order to select the top 15 tourist cities in Asia, Travel + Leisure has based itself on readers' evaluations according to various criteria, including tourist attractions, culture, cuisine, hospitality, and shopping.