TIME Magazine has published its third annual list of the World’s Greatest Places and the capital of Vietnam features in the list.
Main picture Hanoi, Vietnam credit Anh Hoang on Unsplash
TIME compiled the lists following nominations from its international network of correspondents and contributors, with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences.
Situated in the north of Vietnam, Hanoi is situated on the banks of the Red River, with heavy French Colonial influences. Famed for its food, traditional handicrafts and stunning buildings most of which are easily explored on foot.
TIME magazine said:
“Vietnam’s 1,000-year-old capital is embracing change while maintaining a strong sense of identity.
This balancing act is exemplified by the new Capella Hanoi, a 47-room hotel where architect Bill Bensley pays homage to the opera of the Roaring ’20s, while the city’s more flamboyant side is showcased in another major hotel opening: Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake, a glimmering building billed as the world’s first gold-plated hotel.
Hanoi’s incredible street-food culture is another source of fierce civic pride. Lovers of pho, the city’s signature dish, were gratified when Pho Gia Truyen—one of Hanoi’s most legendary vendors—was recognized in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants “Essence of Asia” list in 2020, a collection of storied venues that represent the spirit of gastronomy in the region.TIME Magazine
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