Hanoi, with its rich history, French colonial architecture, and bustling markets, ranks 42nd globally. The article highlights that exploring Hanoi on foot offers a unique immersion into Vietnam’s ancient history, allowing visitors to indulge in its famous street food and vibrant urban culture. This makes Hanoi one of Asia’s most captivating cultural destinations.

Motorcycles are a common mode of transportation in Hanoi, but discovering the city by walking provides a deeper connection to its millennia-old history. Vietnam’s dynamic urban life and delicious culinary treats are best experienced at a slower pace.

Hoi An, an ancient city in central Vietnam, secured 87th place. This well-preserved trading port from the 15th to 19th centuries captivates visitors with its colorful lantern-lit old town, unique architecture, and custom tailoring services.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s commercial hub, ranks 99th globally. The southern city presents a fascinating blend of French colonial architecture, modern skyscrapers, and historical sites such as the War Remnants Museum. Exploring these diverse attractions on foot is highly recommended.

Spain leads the way with an impressive 28 cities in the top 100, making it the most walkable country according to the rankings. France also makes a strong showing with seven entries, while the UK, Poland, Colombia, and Vietnam each appear three times. Interestingly, only one city from the United States made the cut.

The rankings are based on extensive booking and search data from April 2023 to April 2024, covering 800 cities across 120 countries. GuruWalk, a company specializing in free walking tours worldwide, compiled the list by comparing booking numbers and page visits for each destination.

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