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According to the magazine, Hoi An, ranked at 20th, is one of Vietnam’s most historically significant (and beautiful) port cities with many luxury beachfront resorts bringing new life to its UNESCO-protected “Ancient Town.”

“New shops and restaurants are also bringing a contemporary eye to the city’s layered culture.”

Travel + Leisure’s list for the next year spans the globe, from exciting southern hemisphere cities like Santiago, Chile, and Brisbane, Australia, to harder-to-reach regions like Langkawi, Malaysia and the Danish Riviera.

There are the new capitals of culture - Nairobi, Kenya, home to a emergent design scene, or Panama City, with a deluge of forward-thinking restaurants and bars - and the tourism destinations that are back in fighting form after natural disasters or human conflict, including Puerto Rico, the Turquoise Coast of Turkey, Egypt, and Montecito, California, the magazine added./.