According to Tripadvisor, the votes were cast by actual travelers who had traveled to and experienced these destinations. This year's list is divided into popular destinations, city destinations, winter destinations, picnic spots, and foodie destinations.
Tripadvisor described Ha Noi as a long-standing and charming city, keeping old quarters, monuments, and colonial architecture but still open to new changes. In Ha Noi, there are numerous destinations such as the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Hoa Lo Prison, beautiful lakes, parks, and more than 600 temples and pagodas that all play a part in making Ha Noi an attractive tourist destination.
Tripadvisor users also shared over 2,900 experiences in Ha Noi as well as surrounding localities. In addition, visitors can explore the inner city by taxi.
Ha Noi's Old Quarter, commonly known as "Ha Noi’s 36 Street," is a unique architectural complex with unique culinary and cultural features. Ha Noi's Old Quarter cuisine is a rich mix of traditional European and Asian dishes, with both luxury and casual styles.
The area is known for its many famous dishes, with the imprint of both Vietnamese and Chinese culture. The traditional dishes of old Hanoians from bún thang, snail vermicelli soup, phở, spring rolls, Thanh Tri steamed rice roll, West Lake shrimp cakes, and countless kinds of sweet soups, all show the delicacy of the old Trang An people. The cuisines have soon become the brand of Ha Noi’s Old Quarter and leave good impressions on visitors from all around the world.
Besides, the area is also a cultural cross-roads where houses were built in the 18th and 19th centuries in an older style, creating a unique look for the area with historical sites like Bach Ma temple, Quan De temple, the Old House at 87 Ma May, and Huong Tuong temple. Ha Noi’s Old Quarter will surely impress any visitor with its unique architectureand cuisine.
The culinary culture of Ha Noi people is first of all refined, elegant, delicious, healthy, clean, and sophisticatedly processed. Every dish is well-seasoned and cooked with passion, which is why they are all good and unique.
In particular, in very few parts of the world, dishes that meet the Asian standard are available in almost all places throughout the street, such as Ha Noi, especially in the old quarter, from phở, bún chả, and vermicelli.
Not only that, one of the features of Ha Noi cuisine is that different dishes are usually enjoyed at different times of the year. March is the month for Troi and Chay cake, August is for Mooncake, May is for rice wine, and autumn is for com, persimmons, or bananas...
Besides Ha Noi, 24 other destinations around the world were honored, including many familiar names. At the top is Rome (Italy), followed by London (UK), Paris (France), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Barcelona (Spain), Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore... And finally, standing in 25th place is Hong Kong (China).
(Vietnam Today 5.2022)