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“What is the best city in the world to visit right now?” This is the question Travel + Leisure asked its readers every year. The criteria to rate include sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping and overall value. This year, for the first time Hoi An was pronounced by readers of Travel+Leisure as the world’s best city in 2019, with an overall score of 90.39 out of 100 - a jump from number 8 on the list last year.
Spelled Hội An in Vietnamese, this is an ancient city located in the central part of Vietnam, on the coast of East Vietnam Sea. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations of the country that should not be missed on any visit to the country. From the 16th to 19th centuries it was a riverside town that attracted silk, spice and porcelain merchants from as far as Japan, India, Indonesia, and even Europe.