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TripAdvisor wrote: “The charming Vietnamese capital has aged well, preserving the old quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern developments alongside. Lakes, parks, shady boulevards and more than 600 temples and pagodas add to the appeal of this city, which is easily explored by taxi.”

The site recommended the Old Quarter, Vietnamese Women’s Museum and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to first-time visitors.

London (the United Kingdom) surpassed Paris (France) to top the rankings determined by reviews and ratings over the past 12 months for hotels, restaurants and experiences. It was followed by Paris, Rome (Italy), Crete (Greece), and Bali (Indonesia).

Meanwhile, 2019 is the first year New York (the US) slipped from the Top 10 to 13th place.

Here are the top 25 destinations in the world, according to the 2019 Travelers Choice Awards:

1. London, the United Kingdom

2. Paris, France

3. Rome, Italy

4. Crete, Greece

5. Bali, Indonesia

6. Phuket, Thailand

7. Barcelona, Spain

8. Istanbul, Turkey

9. Marrakech, Morocco

10. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

11. Prague, Czech Republic

12. Siem Reap, Cambodia

13. New York City, United States

14. Jamaica

15. Hanoi, Vietnam

16. Tokyo, Japan

17. Playa del Carmen, Mexico

18. Lisbon, Portugal

19. Kathmandu, Nepal

20. Jaipur, India

21. Hurghada, Egypt

22. Hong Kong, China

23. Cusco, Peru

24. Sydney, Australia

25. Tel Aviv, Israel./.

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