Hà Nội has been named by British weekly magazine Hello as the top city in its seven best destinations in Asia for backpackers.
Ideal for travellers on a tight budget, the city is one of the cheapest destinations for backpackers, it said.
Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Hai Bà Trưng Temple and Hoả Lò Prison Museum are just three of the popular attractions, while backpackers often spend their evenings at bia hơi (draft beer) bars across the city, where they can find the cheapest beer in the world, it said.
The city received 13.1 million visitors in the first half of 2018, up 10 per cent year-on-year, according to its tourism department.
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