The Hanoitimes - Vietnam has been voted one of the 20 most beautiful countries in the world by readers of Rough Guides, the renowned British travel site.
An article on the site at www.roughguides.com advises foreign tourists and those with a passion for traveling and adventure tours to drop by the Southeast Asian country, which has been ranked the world’s seventh-fastest growing travel destination by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.
Sa Pa, Vietnam.
The site sings the praises of the astonishing rock formations in the UNESCO world heritage site Ha Long Bay and the endless beauty of terraced rice fields in the mystical mountain town of Sa Pa. Travellers should not miss these priceless nature treasures, the site advises.
The first place among 20 most beautiful countries in the world is Scotland. Scotland. Who can deny that these wild beaches, deep lochs and craggy castles are some of the most wonderful and beautiful sights in the world?
In a close call for second place is Canada: home of lumberjacks, beavers and maple syrup (if you believe everything you read). But there’s much more on offer in Canada, not least its mixture of raw beauty and majestic landscapes. On Twitter @ToursByLocals says there are “so many beautiful places in the world, but I’m still blown away by our hometown in BC, Canada.”
In third place is New Zealand. Heather Bates put it superbly on Facebook, praising the country’s rolling green hills, majestic mountains, breathtaking fjords and amazing diversity of landscape from one island to the next.
Few countries receive as many accolades for their beauty as Italy. On Twitter, @Turpin101 was enamoured by the lovely landscapes and towns, while others are captivated by the history and romance of the country’s small towns.