The U.K’s leading travel website iWantSun has listed Vietnam as one of the top ten countries that are worth visiting this year, local media reports.
According to estimates by the General Statistics Office, more than 6.6 million international visitors came last year, a year-on-year increase of 9.5%. Certain tourists fond of Vietnam have called the nation a second travel power in the region after Thailand. The most popular destinations for visitors include Hanoi which is known for its charming cultural heritage, Hoi An and Hue for their culinary delights and Nha Trang for its white sand beaches.
On top of the iWantSun list are Mexico, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Turkey, the U.S., South Korea, Slovakia, Tanzania and Grenada.
The Luxpresso paper of India has also rated Vietnam as one of the places that must be discovered in 2013.