VIETNAM – Da Nang ranks second on the list of 11 best places in Asia for travelers to visit next year.

American travel magazine CnTraveller released its list of the top 11 destinations in Asia for 2024, selected based on criteria such as new experiences, events, and accommodation options. The continent hopes to remind international tourists of what they may have missed out on, the magazine writes.

Da Nang is mentioned as second on the list, after Bangkok’s Chinatown in Thailand. World-renowned travel experts highly praise the beaches in this city of bridges, as well as its prime location near the ancient town of Hoi An and the former capital of Hue.

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Tourists flock to Dragon Bridge to witness the fireworks festival in Da Nang.

Da Nang is one of the most successful examples of post-Covid tourism recovery in Asia. In the first nine months of the year, Da Nang welcomed over 1.6 million international visitors, surpassing its initial target of 1.5 million. Many international flights have resumed from Da Nang airport, contributing to an increase in tourist arrivals.

The Son Tra peninsula, located 20 minutes from the city center, is also a popular attraction for tourists, with its 17-story Lady Buddha statue standing at 67 meters tall, as well as the endangered red-shanked douc langurs living in the natural reserve. Local specialties like Mi Quang (Quang-style noodles) are another unique aspect of exploring this destination. Hotel and resort developers have also taken notice of Da Nang’s recent rise in popularity.

Other destinations mentioned on the list include Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, Kobe City in Japan, Kochi in India, Mongolia, Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the Silk Road in Uzbekistan, and the central-southern region of Sri Lanka.

The participants who voted for these destinations were travel experts from all around the world. In addition to providing information about the destinations, they also had to give convincing reasons as to why these places should be visited.

Asia may have taken longer than other regions to lift Covid-19 restrictions, but the tourism industry is being evaluated as making a strong recovery.