Viet Nam’s most favored attractions among foreigners revealed
Update: Jun 06, 2018
The global online hotel booking website Agoda has announced its list of the destinations in Viet Nam most favored by international travelers in accordance with statistics from January 1st, 2016 to May 31st, 2018.

A corner of Da Nang city

Accordingly, Ho Chi Minh city has seen the largest bookings on Agoda as a departure for a journey discovering Viet Nam. It was followed by Da Nang, Ha Noi, Hoi An and other popular names such as Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Da Lat, Phu Quoc, Hue and Ha Long bay.

Research from Agoda showed that five destinations most favored by Chinese tourists, who made up the largest market share of international tourists to Viet Nam, are Ho Chi Minh city, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Da Nang and Ha Noi.

Thanks to reality shows with scenes shot in Viet Nam such as “Running Man,” “Battle Trip,” “Barefoot Friends” and “Carefree Travelers”, tourists from the Republic of Korea to Da Nang and Hoi An rose sharply, followed by Ho Chi Minh city, Ha Noi and Nha Trang.

Over the past three years, Japanese tourists spent much love on Viet Nam’s attractions such as Ho Chi Minh city, Ha Noi, Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue. Meanwhile, the selections of US tourists included Ho Chi Minh city, Ha Noi, Da Nang, Hoi An and Nha Trang.

Visa exemption policy, warm weather and tropical beaches explained the attractiveness of Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and Phan Thiet for Russian tourists. Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi also appeared in the Top 5 destinations in Viet Nam among travelers from the market.

According to the General Statistics Office, Viet Nam greeted over 6.7 million foreigners in the first five months of the year, a 27.6% rise over a year earlier.