The ancient town of Hoi An was the only destination in Vietnam to break into the list of 10 most welcoming cities on Earth endorsed by global travelers, according Booking.com.
The ranking is based on analysis of more than 232 million verified traveler reviews made on the travel and accommodation booking website. These are the destinations that have an above-average number of properties with exceptional reviews for friendly hospitality.
"To get a real taste of Hoi An and authentic village life, travelers can take a guided cycling tour to visit local artisans and learn about their craft, from throwing pottery and making traditional reed mats to noodle making and wood carving," said the U.S.-based agency.
"After a day of exploring, travelers can settle in for some stylish pampering at Anio Boutique Hotel, complete with floating cocktails and nibbles in the property's elegant courtyard swimming pool."
The ranking is just one part of Booking.com’s 10th annual Traveler Review Awards, an honor given out to 1,261,273 accommodations, car rental companies, and pre-booked taxi providers across 220 countries and territories.
The list also featured Matera in Italy, Bled in Slovenia, Nusa Lembongan in Indonesia and Taitung City in Taiwan.