Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam (Source: VOV)

Hoi An is most notable for the preservation of its historical architecture that dates back as far as the 15th century, with the central city featuring many stunning streets, old buildings, and a trading ports. Indeed, some of the leading attractions in terms of beauty in Hoi An include the Hoi An city tour, An Bang beach, Tra Que Vegetable Village, Fukien Assembly Hall, the Hoi An Night market, Hoi An Ancient Town, and many more, reported VOV.

At the top of the list is Cebu in the Philippines.

In second place is Chiang Mai, a prominent city located in northern Thailand and one of the most famous cities in Asia. Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia ranks fourth in the list.

Luang Prabang is a beautiful city which can be found situated in the north-central area of Laos.

Kyoto is a famous city in Japan that is located in the Kansai region, in addition to being the capital of Kyoto Prefecture. It is referred to as the most beautiful city in Asia.

Udaipur is one of the best Asian cities to visit in India in the state of Rajasthan.

The city features mesmerisingly tranquil lakes,  breathtaking palaces, royal gardens, and museums. Guests can soak up the best of Indian history in Udaipur, all with the Aravalli mountains as the background.

Kochi is a beautiful port city located in the Indian state of Kerala, with its borders on the Lakshadweep sea. It has been a popular tourist hub for the past 600 years and features a variety of architecture, ranging from houses built during the Dutch era, ancient mosques, and numerous small beautiful islands that are sat on the shores of the Arabian sea.

Tourism information updated on Vietnam Travel Atlas

The Vietnam Travel Atlas has been republished by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) to assist travellers to learn more about the nation’s tourism industry.

Vietnam Travel Atlas

The publication first made its debut in 2000 and has since gone on to become a popular publication that provides plenty of details about the Vietnamese tourism industry in both the domestic and international markets.

On its 10th edition, the bilingual Vietnamese-English publication includes updated information on tourist destinations across Vietnam as well as hotels, restaurants, entertainment areas, and other essential information for holiday-makers.

Particularly, the latest travel atlas also includes QR codes that allow readers to quickly access information on the National Tourism Administration website.

The 112-page publication is available at tourism information technology centres.

Vietnam’s economy expands 2.12 percent in nine months

According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), the gross domestic product (GDP) of Vietnam grew 2.12 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2020.

A smartphone factory of the Samsung Electronics Vietnam Co. Ltd (Photo: VNA)

This is the lowest nine-month growth rate since 2011, GSO General Director Nguyen Thi Huong said at a press conference in Hanoi on September 29.

However, she noted, amid the COVID-19 pandemic’s serious impact on every socio-economic aspect of countries around the world, it is still a big success of Vietnam in the pandemic fight and economic recovery and development, reported VNA.

Between January and September, the agro-forestry-fishery sector increased 1.84 percent, industry-construction 3.08 percent, and services 1.37 percent. They respectively contributed 13.62 percent, 58.35 percent, and 28.03 percent to the overall growth.

The official said in the third quarter alone, GDP rose 2.62 percent compared to the same period last year, also the slowest Q3 growth pace since 2011.

Thanks to COVID-19 brought under control, economic activities have gradually been resumed in the new normal status, helping the Q3 GDP expand at a faster pace than in Q2 (0.39 percent)./.

Compiled by BTA