The country’s tourism industry has shown impressive growth and scooped up several major awards, contributing to its reputation as a safe and friendly destination. The destination reached an impressive figure in the past year, serving some 15,4 million foreign travelers, increased by nearly 20 per cent over the previous year.


For the first time, Vietnam was named Asia’s Leading Golfing Destination at the Golf World Travel Awards, and awarded the Top Asian Travel Destination at the Word Travel Awards.


According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, Vietnam ranks third in the top 10 fastest-growing destinations. In addition to that, many local tour operators, properties, resorts and airlines have also been awarded prestigious international luxury titles.


Incense Travel names some of Vietnam’s most famous travel destinations, each of them can be customized into your private Vietnam tour.


Phu Quoc Island


Located in the southern end of Vietnam, Phu Quoc Island is home of smooth and sandy beaches with luxurious resorts. The island is becoming a star among luxury relaxation destinations in the world. In 2018, Phu Quoc was listed among the 50 most beautiful beaches in the world by the US News and World Report. It was also named by CNN Travel among the five up-and-coming Asia Pacific destinations to visit. Flight Network, the Canada’s largest travel agency, ranked Bai Khem Beach in the top 100 most beautiful beaches in the world.



Saigon/ Ho Chi Minh City


Known as the most dynamic city in Vietnam today, the city is one of the top 10 most attractive destinations in Asia in many travel magazines and guide books. A travel network in Australia praised Saigon’s cuisine culture alongside with Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore.



Hoi An


A gem of Vietnam cultural tourism, Hoi An is becoming more and more attractive to tourists due to its beauty. In the list of the 15 most wonderful cities in the world in 2018 by the readers of Travel and Leisure, Hoi An ranked in the 8th position. The city of Hoi An is also rated by CNN as one of the 16 best relaxation destinations in the world.




With the appearance of the Golden Bridge in 2018, which was highlighted by The Guardian as one of the most prominent bridges in the world, Danang gained the world attention. The bridge in Danang was also proclaimed by the Brightside the world’s most breathtaking attraction. Based on nominations from thousands of editors and reporters in the tourism industry, Time listed Danang City in the World’s Greatest Places.





As a thousand-year-old capital of Vietnam, Hanoi remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The city has received great recognition and appreciation from many tourism websites and international press. It was recommended as one of the best tourist destinations for the month by Business Insider. In 2018, Hanoi was ranked 7th in the top trending destinations list by Airbnb, the city also gained 12th position in the list of 25 best destinations in the world by the TripAdvisor site.



Halong Bay


Home of thousands of limestone formations rising out of the emerald waters, Halong Bay was named in the list of the most romantic destinations in Asia, and in the 10 most impressive tourist destination in the world as suggested by a famous travel guide. In December last year, along with Mui Ne in the central province of Binh Thuan, Halong Bay found a place on the list of the 10 most beautiful sunset destinations in Asia.



These are just some of many international awards that those cities gained last year, which affirm Vietnam’s place on the travel world map. Especially, Vietnam was named among the 10 hottest destinations for US travelers in 2019 by the United States Tour Operator Association.


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