20/12/2016 | 12:47:53

Da Lat, Sa Pa named among best new destinations for 2017

Da Lat in a foggy morning. (Photo by Duong Kim Khang at VnExpress Photo Contest)

The resort towns of Da Lat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong and Sa Pa in the northern province of Lao Cai have been included in a new list of the top 10 rising destinations in Asia by travel site TripAdvisor.

Da Lat is ranked fourth and Sa Pa, sixth.

Called the City of Eternal Spring, City of Flowers, and City of Love, Da Lat is full of beautiful French-era buildings and surrounded by pine trees, flowers and vegetable farms.

Tourists are recommended to visit Linh Phuoc Pagoda, Truc Lam Zen Buddhist temple and Elephant Falls, where they can try their hand at rafting, mountain biking and canyoning.

Sa Pa, located some 2,000km further north, is known for its trekking trails. The colourful town is recognised as the perfect oasis for travellers on strenuous mountain treks and rice paddy tours.

Tourists can visit the Saturday night “love market”, the Gothic stone church in the town centre and Vietnamese and European restaurants.

The Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise, released last week, recognised 43 destinations around the world selected based on travellers’ reviews of accommodation, restaurants and attractions and increase in booking interest.-VNA

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