The central city of Da Nang took the top spot on TripAdvisor's "Destinations on the Rise" awards this year.
“The port city of Da Nang is a beacon for foodies, who flock here to sample the famously fresh and bold flavors of Central Vietnamese cuisine,” the site said.
TripAdvisor recommends tourists “taste [their] way through the streets on a walking or biking culinary tour” and “work off those bowls of spicy noodle soup with an exploration of the caves and grottos of the Marble Mountains.”
The site also recommends passing the Dragon Bridge when it breathes fire over the Han River.
Tran Chi Cuong, deputy director of the city's culture and tourism department, told news website VnExpress: “I feel touched to know that Da Nang topped the list of the world’s destinations on the rise. This award is a testament to the city’s tranquil scenery and kind people."
Xuan Thieu Beach in Da Nang City. Photo credit: baodanang.vn
Lang Van Beach in Da Nang. Photo credit: baodanang.vn
My Khe Beach in Da Nang City at night. Photo credit: baodanang.vn
Buildings along the Han River seen illuminated at night. Photo: Nguyen Tu
A corner of Da Nang City at night. Photo: Nguyen Tu
A parachute competition in Da Nang City. Photo: Nguyen Tu
A fireworks competition in Da Nang City. Photo: Nguyen Tu
Foreign tourists come to Da Nang City by sea. Photo: Nguyen Tu
The scenery inside a resort in Da Nang City. Photo credit: Sandy Beach
Top 10 Travelers' Choice Destinations on the Rise around the world in 2014
|1. Da Nang, Vietnam
2. Sihanoukville, Cambodia
3. Limassol, Cyprus
4. Ao Nang, Thailand
5. Bodrum City, Turkey
6. Naha, Japan
7. Hurghada, Egypt
8. Kazan, Russia
9. Manaus, Brazil
10. Eilat, Israel