Ho Chi Minh city. (Photo: CNN)

The hub is called "a supercity that somehow keeps getting cooler.

“Aging apartment blocks are being colonized by vintage clothes stores and independent coffee shops, innovative breweries like Heart of Darkness and East West Brewing are fuelling one of the best craft beer scenes in Southeast Asia, and a selection of eclectic venues are strengthening the local music scene,” Lonely Planet said.

The hub also owns long-standing attractions like the War Remnants Museum, a pioneering street food scene and accommodation suited to all standards.

Lonely Planet's list of Asia's best destinations is announced annually, now in its third year, announcing 10 destinations for visitors to visit in the following year.

"Asia is a vast and diverse continent for anyone who wants to get out," said Chris Zeiher, Asia-Pacific media spokesman for Lonely Planet in a statement.

Lonely Planet's Best in Asia 2018

1. Busan, the Republic of Korea

2. Uzbekistan

3. Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

4. Western Ghats, India

5. Nagasaki, Japan

6. Chiang Mai, Thailand

7. Lumbini, Nepal

8. Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

9. Sichuan province, China

10. Komodo National Park, Indonesia./.

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