The resort towns of Đà Lạt (in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng) and Sa Pa (in the northern province of Lào Cai) have been included in a new list of the top 10 rising destinations in Asia by travel site TripAdvisor.
Đà Lạt is ranked fourth and Sa Pa, sixth.
Called the City of Eternal Spring, City of Flowers, and City of Love, Đà Lạt is full of beautiful French-era buildings and surrounded by pine trees, flowers and vegetable farms.
Tourists are recommended to visit Linh Phước Pagoda, Trúc Lâm Zen Buddhist temple and Elephant Falls, where they can try their hand at rafting, mountain biking and canyoning.
Sa Pa, located some 2,000km further north, is known for its trekking trails. The colourful town is recognised as the perfect oasis for travellers on strenuous mountain treks and rice paddy tours.
Tourists can visit the Saturday night “love market”, the Gothic stone church in the town centre and Vietnamese and European restaurants.
The Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise, released on Wednesday, recognised 43 destinations around the world selected based on travellers’ reviews of accommodation, restaurants and attractions and increase in booking interest. — VNS