Hanoi has secured 15th position in the list of the world’s 25 best destinations in TripAdvisor's latest annual Traveler's Choice Awards.

“The charming Vietnamese capital has aged well, preserving the Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern developments alongside,” described TripAdvisor.

The website said that lakes, parks, shady boulevards and more than 600 temples and pagodas add to the appeal of this city, which is easily explored by taxi.

The Travelers' Choice Awards "recognise major cities and islands that continue to deliver an outstanding experience and are beloved by our global community of travelers.

The capital city welcomed 5.74 million foreign visitors in 2018, up 16 percent against 2017.-VNA