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TripAdvisor names Vietnam among world’s top destinations

 Vietnam has been ranked one of the 10 best places to visit by the world’s most popular travel guide, TripAdvisor.

Iceland tops the list, followed by Greece, Mexico, Portugal and Morocco. Vietnam, which was named among the world’s 20 fastest growing travel destinations in 2016, has overtaken its neighbour Thailand for the first time. Thailand came in 9th, three places behind Vietnam.

Foreign tourist arrivals to Vietnam in January-May skyrocketed by 27.6 percent year-on-year to more than 6.71 million, according to figures from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.

Vietnam is loved by both local and foreign visitors for its natural beauty, cheap prices, vibrant nightlife and memorable travel experiences.

In April, TripAdvisor’s readers had also voted An Bang beach in Hoi An, the central province of Quang Nam, as one of the 25 most picturesque beaches in Asia for a third year in a row.

Vietnam targets 17-20 million foreign tourists a year by 2020.