“Hanoi, although not as bustling as Ho Chi Minh City, still offers a wide range of activities and attractions. From iconic landmarks and bustling markets to impressive heritage structures such as the Imperial Citadel – a UNESCO World Heritage site – and a vibrant nightlife, the city has its own unique charm,” wrote the world report.
With a population of 7.5 million, Hanoi is home to both traditional wet markets and upscale shopping services. The pedestrian zones around Hoan Kiem Lake and certain streets in the Old Quarter, which are open on Saturdays and Sundays, are particularly popular among both locals and tourists during weekends.
Furthermore, Resonance Consultancy highlighted that outdoor and shopping activities are the main highlights of the capital.
Singapore secured the fifth spot, while Bangkok (Thailand) ranked 39th among the Top 100 cities in Southeast Asia.
London was named the world’s leading tourist city, with Paris and New York following closely behind.
“The World’s Best Cities rankings assess the overall performance of over 250 cities worldwide based on a wide variety of factors to identify the top 100 places to live, visit, and invest,” said Chris Fair, president & CEO of Resonance Consultancy.
The overall rankings of the Best Cities are determined by analyzing each city’s performance across various factors that have historically shown a positive correlation with attracting employment, investment, and/or visitors.