Rough Guides, a global leading publisher of travel guides, has chosen Vietnam one of the top 20 world’s most beautiful countries.
According to Rough Guides website, it’s no surprise that Vietnam made the top twenty. From the impressive rock formations of Ha Long Bay to the terraced fields of mountainous Sa Pa, Vietnam has a huge wealth of easily accessible natural beauty.
Ha Long Bay has been prominently featured by many renowned tourism websites throughout the world as one of the most romantic destinations for lovers, and a top 100 trip you must take in your lifetime. It also currently ranks sixth among the world’s top ten destinations for sailing cruises.
Touropia Magazine in turn has selected the marvellous terraced fields of Sa Pa as one of the top 11 in the world, while the US-based Travel and Leisure selected it as one of the 7 most spectacular. Sa Pa ethnic minority groups also create a special cultural identity, appealing to tourists.
Vietnam is also famous for its stunning beaches, such as Cua Dai in Hoi An and Non Nuoc in Danang, the magazine reported.
Top of the world’s most beautiful country is Scotland, followed by Canada, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, Indonesia, the UK, Iceland, and the US.
Other countries in the list are Slovenia, Mexico, India, Finland, Switzerland, Peru, Norway, Ireland, Croatia and Vietnam.