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Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnam’s capital Hanoi is famous for its busy street life, French feel and colonial buildings and serves as a gateway to the rest of this beautiful country, but it’s the bustling and beautiful Hoi An that’s the real draw. The UNESCO world heritage site was once a trading port. Travelers can explore the old town on bicycle, venture out to nearby beaches and spend hours visiting the city’s famous tailors.  Booking.com travelers endorsed Hoi An for its food, shopping and old town, while the top accommodations include homestays, resorts and villas. In 2016, the three nations that sent the most visitors to Hoi An were the U.K., Germany and Australia.

Where to stay: Loc Phat Hoi An Homestay-Villa offers lovely rooms with a balcony and terrace, set in a relaxing garden. Hoi An is best explored by bike and guests can rent these from the property. The UNESCO World Heritage Ancient Town is just five minutes away and Cua Dai beach is just ten minutes away.