Central Vietnam named 6th Asia Pacific place to visit: Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet has ranked the central region of Vietnam sixth out of the top 10 must-visit destinations in Asia Pacific this year.

"Exploring the caves and rugged river and jungle wilderness of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is essential for adventurous and intrepid travelers," Lonely Planet said. Hue city's vibrant cuisine showcases the city's imperial legacy, while in Hoi An's storied laneways, local dishes include fragrant Cao Lau noodles. Seafood stars in nearby Da Nang city, located along the Han River, which is becoming one of Vietnam's most exciting urban destinations, the travel magazine said. The former imperial capital of Hue, which once witnessed the glories and collapse of the Nguyen Dynasty and the last royals to rule the country, is famous as a food paradise.

Margaret River and Southern Western Australia is the number one destination to visit this year. It is followed by Japan's Shikoku. The 2019 Best in Asia-Pacific guide features an edited list of the top 10 destinations to visit over the next 12 months in the Asia-Pacific region.

Source: VOV5