Update: 10:36 | 19/04/2018
Vietnam’s capital boasts long-held historical values and timeless architectural charm.
The biggest highlight of the Vietnamese capital lies in the Old Quarter.
Hanoi has secured the 12th position on a new list of the world's top 25 destinations, alongside Paris and Rome.
The biggest highlight of the Vietnamese capital lies in the Old Quarter where nostalgic visitors will be surprised when they see how the city has expanded from its original 36 streets, said TripAdvisor travelers.
“The charming Vietnamese capital has aged well, preserving the Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern developments alongside,” said a traveler.
A quiet moment in the Old Quarter.
But Hanoi also has plenty more to offer globetrotters, according to the top travel site, suggesting the Vietnamese Women's Museum which focused on the contribution of women to the country's history and culture, and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which is home to 15,000 exhibits, 42,000 movies and photos featuring the diversity of 54 ethnic groups.
Paris topped the TripAdvisor list, followed by London, Rome, Bali, Crete
In the regional ranking, Hanoi came third while the ancient town Hoi An and the bustling southern metropolis Saigon also cracked Asia's top 25 list.