Hanoi Capital ranked at the sixth place among the 25 most popular destinations in Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2021. The awards reveal where travellers ventured in 2020, while travel was open, as well as where they dreamed of going while the COVID-19 pandemic kept them stuck at home.
According to Tripadvisor, the charming Vietnamese capital has aged well, preserving the Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern developments alongside. Lakes, parks, shady boulevards and more than 600 temples and pagodas add to the appeal of this city, which is easily explored by taxi.
Tripadvisor added that Hanoi may have changed its names several times, including Thang Long, or “ascending dragon,” but the capital city hasn’t forgotten its past, as sites such as President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison attest.0