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February, 28 2014 09:21:50

Ha Noi second top Asian city for backpackers

HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi, HCM City and Hoi An has been ranked second, sixth and 12th respectively in the top 30 Asian cities based on price in the backpacker index for 2014, a database of travel costs around the world.

Ha Noi, Viet Nam's cheapest city for backpackers, is described to have the world's cheapest beer, bia hoi.

"The food is also top-notch, especially when you are sitting amongst locals at one of the thousands of plastic-chair cafes."

Ha Noi's daily backpacker index, which is the daily budget required to travel there, is US$15.86, while HCM City is $18.25 and Hoi An $23.23.

The top city is Pokhara, Nepal with a daily backpacker index of $14. — VNS


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