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Travel+Leisure magazine awards honor Hanoi, Hue as among best Asia Pacific cities

Hanoi and Hue have been voted among the 10 winners in the “best cities” category at the 2023 Luxury Awards Asia Pacific given by U.S. travel magazine Travel+Leisure.

Travel+Leisure magazine awards honor Hanoi, Hue as among best Asia Pacific cities

The others were Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, and Taipei.

The Vietnamese capital is famous for its centuries-old temples and architectural landmarks from French colonial times last century.

September-November and March-April are the ideal times to visit the city since the weather is pleasant with mild temperatures.

Hue in the central region used to be the feudal capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, Vietnam’s last royal family (1802-1945), and is famed for its imperial tombs and UNESCO heritages such as the Imperial Citadel.

The tomb of King Khai Dinh is surrounded by green trees on the outskirts of Hue. Photo by Vo Thanh
The tomb of King Khai Dinh is surrounded by green trees on the outskirts of Hue. Photo by Vo Thanh

The nominees were selected by the Travel+Leisure team of editors and expert contributors from across the Asia Pacific, and the winners were chosen based on voting by the public.

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