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Vietnam among world’s most underrated destinations

Updated at Monday, 15 Oct 2018, 10:51
The Hanoitimes - These underrated highlights can be as small as a boutique hotel or a local restaurant, as large as an entire city or nation.
Mekong Delta in Vietnam has been ranked 17th among the world’s 28 most underrated destinations, according to a list released by, a New Zealand news website published by Fairfax Digital.
Mekong Delta in Vienam.
A mangrove swamp in the Mekong Delta in Vienam.
“Plenty of visitors to Ho Chi Minh city do day trips into the Mekong Delta; however, it’s worth taking the time to strike out a little further. The delta is a sultry, laidback region filled with friendly riverside towns and paddy-filled rural vistas,” wrote.
Time moves slowly here with river crossings done by ferry, highway commuters stopping for coffee and lying down in a hammock.
Northern Ireland tops the list, followed by Belgium, Slovenia, Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, Bolivia, Australia, Uruguay, Taranaki, Alabama (the US), Chile, Islands of French Polynesia, Moldova, Penang in Malaysia, etc.
Earlier, Mekong Delta in Vietnam has been ranked 11th among the 13 best vacation spots that should be on your radar for a December vacation, according to a list released by Business Insider, a US financial and business news website published by Insider Inc.
Business Insider advises travelers that for a truly one-of-a-kind experience, head to southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and discover a world that revolves around the river.
“The most popular activity for travelers to the region is guided boat tours through the maze-like Mekong and its many offshoots. There, you’ll see incredible floating markets like the one in Can Tho, where bustling crowds of locals navigate from boat to boat trading their goods. You can also get a breathtaking view of the delta from Sam Mountain near Chau Doc,” Business Insider wrote.
Vietnam welcomed some 11.616 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of 2018, an 22.9% increase from the same period last year, according to government data.
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