Vietnam among best global destinations for interior design

Vietnam has been named among the best global destinations for interior design in 2019, according to a list released by Lonely Planet, a large travel guide book publisher.

Impressive hand-painted lanterns and beautifully crafted wooden bowls, vases and plates can be found in the heritage town of Hoi An in Vietnam. These are the perfect purchases to integrate Asian flair into your home, and further information can be found inVietnam.

Peru tops the list, followed by India, Vietnam, South Africa, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand.

Earlier, Vietnam has been ranked fifth among 40 destinations worth checking out this year, according to a list released by The Guardian, a UK newspaper.

Devout Buddhists have long made pilgrimages to Yen Tu mountain, two hours east of Hanoi, but a new village complex at the foot of the sacred peak is now welcoming tourists too. Climbing the four miles to the 1,068-meter summit takes at least four hours, but two cable cars can take some of the strain.

Also in north Vietnam, as backpackers’ favourite Sa Pa gets built up, a quieter landscape of hills and rice terraces can be found at Pu Luong nature reserve, a four-hour bus ride south-west of Hanoi.

The Guardian advises travelers that there are several homestays, plus Pu Luong Retreat with open-air restaurant, infinity pool and gardens. Trek in the hills or try bamboo rafting, kayaking and cycling. InsideAsia Tours can include Pu Luong on a tailormade trip.

Vietnam aims to receive about 18 million foreign visitors and serve 85 million domestic ones in 2019, and earn more than VND700 trillion (US$30.2 billion) from tourism.