Hanoi, Phu Quoc among top destinations in Asia

(VOVWORLD) - In a list of the 17 best places in Asia, CNN places Hanoi and Phu Quoc Island together in ninth place. The US-based channel cites natural charm, rich history, and good cuisine as its reasons for choosing these two destinations in the north and south of Vietnam.
Hanoi, Phu Quoc among top destinations in Asia - ảnh 1One pillar pagoda in Hanoi 

"As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a hub of history, culture and endless energy," the CNN report released early this week said. "For first-time travelers, the Old Quarter is the best place to start. This labyrinth of lanes reveals French colonial architecture, hardworking hawkers, artisanal crafts and no shortage of restaurants. It's busy and chaotic, but navigating the crowded streets, where motorbikes reign, is half the fun." After Hanoi, CNN suggested travelers chase the sun to Phu Quoc. The 28-island district is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia - not to mention the world's longest oversea cable car, the channel noted.