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Hanoi among the best solo travel destinations in the world: Booking

A corner of Hanoi’s Old Quarter in fall 2022. Photo by Hoang Long

Hanoi is one of the five most ideal places in the world for solo travel, according to the votes of 50,000 readers of the Dutch online travel agency Booking.com.

Four other destinations were Liverpool in the UK, the island of Ko Ngai in Thailand, the city of Buzios in Brazil and the Yaeyama Islands in Japan.

“Solo travelers will soon get a taste of the city by setting foot on the busy streets and begin to appreciate the culture and the mix of architectural styles, and of course, the exquisite yet affordable local cuisine,” said Booking.com.

He suggested visitors take a full-day city tour to visit many of the capital’s hidden gems like Tran Quoc Pagoda along West Lake built in the 6th century, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum , the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Museum of Ethnology. .

Street food is also part of Hanoi’s global reputation.

Foodies should join a street food tour, a private tour that takes you to the city’s most iconic eateries and tastes egg coffee, a signature drink that has repeatedly garnered global attention from venues international travel.

If you’re visiting solo, the Hanoi Prime Center Hotel, located in Hoan Kiem district and only a short walk from Hanoi’s Old Quarter, is worth considering.

The reservation list was based on a survey of almost 50,000 respondents in 31 markets.

To participate in this survey, respondents had to be 18 years of age or older, have traveled at least once for business or leisure in the past 12 months, or plan to travel in 2022.