The loop takes several days by motorbike and passes through the Ha Giang highlands in the northern region, with this journey not being for the timid, wrote the website.

The NY Times noted that travelling to Ha Giang is not an easy task for amateur travelers due to its twisting and narrow roads coupled with dangerous mountain passes that have claimed the lives of many motorbike riders, including several foreigners.

The news publication also pointed out that road improvement projects and new high-end accommodations have made the loop more accessible and inviting to visitors.

Ma Pi Leng Pass, Dong Van Plateau, Hoang Su Phi rice terraced fields, and Lung Cu flagpole in Ha Giang are all unmissable destinations for any traveler.

Most notably, taking a boat ride on the emerald Nho Que river through the canyon represents a great experience.

This year’s NY Times list is led by London of the UK, followed by Morioka in Japan, and the Monument Valley in the US.

Other Asian representatives to make the list include Bhutan, Kerala in India, Fukuoka in Japan, Flores in Indonesia, and Taipei in Taiwan (China).