The Hanoitimes - Vietnam or Bhutan are better budget options and are cheaper now than ever.
Bold Outline, a magazine amalgamation of pop culture, fashion, travel, art, and leisure, has named Vietnam the number one best destination for adventurous backpackers and those who want to explore the world without breaking the bank.
From exploring the world’s largest cave to sipping “weasel coffee”, Vietnam has a new adventure at every turn. Vietnam, a country with nothing but ample natural beauty, rich history and unique heritage is nothing short of paradise.
Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam.
Bold Outline told travelers that the must visit place for backpackers all around the world, this is light on the pocket. Sightseeing, Yacht or Boat Cruises, Local Market Tours, Caving, Cultural Tour, Island Tours, Wildlife Tours, this place offers the same jaw-dropping scenery but sees only a fraction of visitors.
“You can explore un-crowded caves and tiny beaches, and feast on super-fresh succulent seafood. Places of attraction are Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Sapa, Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Mekong Delta are among the many places of interest in Vietnam,” Bold Outline wrote.
Vietnam is followed by Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka on the list.
Earlier, Vietnam has been named one of the best places that everyone shoud be going in 2019, according to Chief Executive of Intrepid Group James Thornton from Traveller, an Australia travel website.
Chief Executive of Intrepid Group James Thornton has just named Vietnam the number one country for cycling tours and second for visitor food adventures. It’s also the place where a US$20 round of drinks will go furthest 14 beers compared to two in Japan or three in Turkey.
The number of foreign holidaymakers to Vietnam in the 11 months of 2018 is estimated at 14.1 million, a 21.3% increase from the same period last year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
In the 11 months of 2018, increases were recorded in the number of tourists from most markets, particularly South Korea (46.5%), China (26.9%), Taiwan (China) (15.6%), Thailand (14.3%), Malaysia (13.4%), Japan and Singapore (3.7%).