Vietnam one of Asia's 20 most loved destinations

By Hoang Phong   June 12, 2024 | 11:27 pm PT
Vietnam one of Asia's 20 most loved destinations
Foreign tourists take a boat tour along Cai Rang floating market in Mekong Delta, March 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Tam Dang
Vietnam ranked 13th in a list of the 20 most loved destinations in Asia thanks to its affordability, friendliness, amazing food and high visa acceptance rate, according to American financial website Insider Monkey.

The ranking was based on various metrics including respect, friendliness, diversity, democracy and the number of foreign tourists.

"Vietnam attracts visitors from across the world for several reasons. It is affordable, has incredible scenery, and has some of the most amazing food you will ever have," the website wrote.

Besides this, the country is highly welcoming and friendly towards foreigners and has a high visa acceptance rate.

Vietnam welcomed over 12.6 million tourists last year, which was three times higher than in 2022.

Starting from August last year, Vietnam started granting three-month visas for citizens from all countries and territories while also extending visa-free stays to 45 days for major economies, including several European countries, Japan, and South Korea.

Malaysia was named the most loved place in Asia, followed by Taiwan, Singapore, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.

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