Hanoi and Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam continue be named among the top ten destinations in Asia this year by Hong Kong-based travel and trade journal, Smart Travel Asia.

According to an online poll conducted by the magazine, regarded as a leading authority on the regional travel industry, Hanoi remains in sixth position, as recorded last year, while Hoi An is rated seventh.

Bali island in Indonesia ranks first, followed by Phuket in Thailand and Hong Kong .

The Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said the title helps the capital city’s tourism sector promote its image and position in the eyes of domestic and international friends.

The magazine’s representative presented the title to the department in Hanoi on Aug. 22.-VNA