Is Ha Noi en route to becoming one of the top destinations in Asia?

Update: October, 03/2014 - 10:04
Ha Noi City. — Photo tuoitrethudo
HA NOI (VNS) – Ha Noi will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its liberation day next week (October 10, 1954), which is a major milestone for the capital. Recently, users of the popular global travel website TripAdvisor ranked Ha Noi second in the top 25 destinations in Asia, above major cities like Shanghai, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

TripAdvior also ranked Ha Noi eighth on the 2014 list of best destinations in the world, citing travellers' love for the city's lakes, parks, shady boulevards and temples and pagodas, of which there are more than 600.

As the capital celebrates this milestone, we want to know what motivated you to come here –whether you are a tourist in Ha Noi or are living and working here. What differentiates Ha Noi from other cities in Asia? What can we do to improve travelers' experiences so that it can become the number one city in Asia?

Please reply by email to:, or by fax to (84-4) 3 933 2311. Letters can be sent to The Editor, Viet Nam News, 79 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ha Noi. Replies to next week's questions must be received by Thursday morning, October 9, 2014. – VNS