Ha Long Bay (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Conde Nast Traveler magazine has listed three renowned destinations in Vietnam in the 50 most striking places across Asia.

The breathtaking sites are the foggy town of Sa Pa in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, Hoi An ancient city in the central province of Quang Nam, and Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

Besides fresh and cool air, Sa Pa is famous for its rich culture, the magazine said.

With mossy houses, wooden bridges and ancient wells, Hoi An is always a magic magnet for both Vietnamese and foreign tourists, it added.

Ha Long Bay, which has been recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO, features thousands of limestone karstsand islets in various sizes and shapes.

Rounding on the list of top 50 include Bunaken Marine Park in Indonesia, Taj Mahal mausoleum in India, Nara Park in Japan, Luang Prabang in Laos, JeJu Islands in the Republic of Korea, and Langkawi Island in Malaysia.-VNA