A new travel checklist by the New York Times listed Việt Nam among 20 places that 20-year-old travellers should visit.
The newspaper mentions three destinations in particular: Hạ Long Bay and the ancient cities of Hội An and Huế. All three places are among the greenest tourist destinations in Việt Nam and are much loved by both local and foreign visitors.
The article reccomends Việt Nam as a country rich in cuisine, culture and natural beauty but with low prices.
Việt Nam attracted 7.3 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of this year, up 25 percent compared with last year.
The New York Times list also included Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Cuba, Montreal, New Orleans, Oaxaca in Mexico, Patagonia in Argentina and Prague.