Are you a solo traveller, looking for your next adventure? Fret not, as data collected by a travel website says Hanoi in Vietnam could be your next pick. And if that isn’t enough for you, then browse through the other cities that are great picks for solo travellers as well.
According to a report from Explore Worldwide, a UK-based adventure travel company, Hanoi has claimed the top spot in the list of the 20 most popular cities for solo travel.
The report analyzed Google search data from the past two years to identify the destinations experiencing the greatest surge in online searches related to solo travel. An impressive increase of 946% was witnessed by Hanoi in the year-on-year solo travel searches, leaving behind cities like Bangkok (816%) and Taipei in China (692%).
Explore Worldwide also highlights that solo travellers visiting Hanoi, an enchanting and bustling city with a rich historical heritage, can immerse themselves in the lively atmosphere of the Old Quarter.
This vibrant district captivates visitors with its busy streets teeming with shoppers, traders, charming cafes, and enticing restaurants, offering a wonderful opportunity to mingle with the local community in a maze of narrow pathways.
9 Other Cities You Need To Visit As A Solo Traveller
Here are 9 other cities that the study wants you to add to your bucket list, if you’re on the lookout for some solo travelling.
1. Bangkok, Thailand
From exploring the opulent Grand Palace to indulging in delicious street food at the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok offers a sensory overload of sights, flavours, and experiences.
2. Taipei, Taiwan
Recognized as the capital of Taiwan, Taipei is an amalgamation of a progressive city with roots of some old Japanese colonial lanes and its lively shopping streets. There are also contemporary buildings that architecture enthusiasts can enjoy.
3. Seoul, South Korea
Seoul is the capital city of South Korea and you can definitely consider it for some adventure travelling. It is a city where Buddhist temples meet pop culture, and palaces coexist with street markets.
4. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Once considered a hub for both the French colonialists and the Khmer Empire, Phnom Penh in Cambodia is the perfect place for solo travellers interested in collecting some unique art décor.
5.Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City is the most populous city in Vietnam. It is also the largest business and financial hub of the country with museums that showcase the dark war history of the country. History buffs, you’ll definitely have a great time in the city!
6. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The city is widely known for its gleaming twin towers which are said to be the tallest twin skyscrapers globally, with its sky bridge that connects the two buildings. While in Kuala Lumpur, one can also explore its 400-year-old Batu Caves.
7. Perth, Australia
Perth is known to enjoy the most amount of sunshine in the whole of Australia. The location is a dream destination for those into adventure sports such as hiking or trekking.
While Singapore is known for its strict rules, it also has a fun side to it that offers travellers an unforgettable experience. Those into luxury shopping will surely have a great time indulging in the vibrant culture the city offers.
9. Sydney, Australia
Sydney is most definitely the first destination that comes to your mind when talking about Australia and rightfully so. From the widely known Bondi Beach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the city has a lot of fun activities to offer to its visitors.
So, which city do you plan to visit first? Let us know in the comments
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