Two Vietnam travel experiences among Asia's 25 best: Tripadvisor

By Nguyen Quy   June 21, 2022 | 06:31 pm PT
Two Vietnam travel experiences among Asia's 25 best: Tripadvisor
Foreign tourists capture the moment when a train passes by in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
A Hanoi motorbike tour and Hoi An cooking class have been named among the 25 best travel experiences in Asia by readers of U.S. travel site Tripadvisor.

Run by Hanoi Backstreet Tours, the four-hour motorbike tour allows tourists to explore Hanoi's famous landmarks like Long Bien Bridge, Hai Ba Trung Temple, the Presidential Palace Historical Site and try some of the city's best street foods.

As part of the tour, visitors will have an opportunity to explore "Train Street", formed by railway tracks running alongside Dien Bien Phu and Phung Hung streets in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter, with residential buildings just a few feet away on either side.

Though the train street was closed in 2019 over safety concerns, visitors can still enjoy the train rambling by from a rail-side cafe.

Organized by Hoi An Eco Tours Discovery, the five-hour cooking class will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

During the tour, visitors will visit Cam Thanh fishing village, about five kilometers from Hoi An, where they will be taught how to use basket boats, a dispensable part of local fishermen, and experience a bamboo basket boat tour in Bay Mau nipa palm forest.

Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Thailand's Chiang Mai was voted the best travel experience in the region, followed by the Khmer cooking class at a Local's Home in Cambodia's Krong Siem Reap and sunrise tour of Angkor Wat.

This year, an Amsterdam open boat canal cruise was the world's best travel experience.

The selections have taken into account reviews and ratings from solely the past 12 months, trawling through the data to figure out which experiences have gathered the most positive responses from its online community.

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