Phu Quoc, Da Lat among 10 favorite tourist destinations in 2022: survey 

[VNExpress] Phu Quoc Island is the most favorite domestic tourist destination this year followed by mountain towns Da Lat and Sa Pa, a survey has found.

Phu Quoc, Da Lat among 10 favorite tourist destinations in 2022: survey
 Photo by VnExpress/Khanh Tran

Of the 10,717 people polled by VnExpress, the Tourism Advisory Board and the Private Economic Development Research Board in December, 30.4 percent said they planned to visit Phu Quoc this year.

The island reopened to domestic tourists on November 1 but complies with all Covid-19 safety requirements like vaccination and tests.

Phu Quoc, Da Lat among 10 favorite tourist destinations in 2022: survey
Photo by VnExpress/Tran Ngoc Anh

Da Lat, a resort town famous for its year-round cool weather in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, was second.

The province currently requires no quarantine for domestic tourists except for those arriving from red zones (very high Covid risk areas) but again strictly enforces safety protocols.

Phu Quoc, Da Lat among 10 favorite tourist destinations in 2022: survey
Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Tung

Sa Pa town in Lao Cai Province, around 300 kilometers from Hanoi, was in third place.

Lao Cai requires visitors from red-zones to quarantine at home or other places of accommodation for seven days. 

Phu Quoc, Da Lat among 10 favorite tourist destinations in 2022: survey
Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Sanh Quoc Huy

Da Nang City, home to the Golden Bridge and My Khe Beach, was fourth in the list.

Visitors need to furnish a certificate proving they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid. 

Phu Quoc, Da Lat among 10 favorite tourist destinations in 2022: survey
Photo by VnExpress/Thao Mien

Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh, famous for its limestone karst amid emerald-green waters, was in fifth.

Quang Ninh only allows in tourists from green and yellow zones meaning low and medium risk levels.

Phu Quoc, Da Lat among 10 favorite tourist destinations in 2022: survey
Photo by VnExpress/Tran Anh Khoa

Nha Trang, the popular beach resort town in the central province of Khanh Hoa, ranked sixth.

Khanh Hoa requires no quarantine or testing for fully-immunized domestic visitors. 

Phu Quoc, Da Lat among 10 favorite tourist destinations in 2022: survey
Ha Giang Province, famous for terraced rice fields, came in seventh. Photo courtesy of Hoang Su Phi Lodge

Situated around 300 kilometers (186 miles) north of Hanoi on the China border, Ha Giang has become an increasingly popular destination not just for its spectacular scenery but also narrow, twisting roads and mountain passes that kindle the spirit of adventure.

It allows visitors from orange or red zones but requires them to be fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid and furnish a negative test result.

Phu Quoc, Da Lat among 10 favorite tourist destinations in 2022: survey
Hoi An town in the central province of Quang Nam, which reopened to domestic tourism in mid-November, was eighth. Photo by VnExpress/Ha Mai

The town does not require immunized visitors to quarantine though those coming from very high risk or locked-down areas need to furnish a negative Covid test result. 

Phu Quoc, Da Lat among 10 favorite tourist destinations in 2022: survey
Con Dao Island, famous for its beautiful beaches and a wartime prison, came in ninth. Photo by VnExpress/Tam Linh

The island off the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau reopened to domestic tourists last October after commercial flights were restarted.

Tourists need to be fully vaccinated or have recovered from the disease and are required to book a tour package with travel agencies. 

Phu Quoc, Da Lat among 10 favorite tourist destinations in 2022: survey

Rounding off the top 10 was Mui Ne, a resort town in the south-central province of Binh Thuan, famous for its old fishing villages.

Mui Ne reopened last October, allows in tourists from low and medium Covid risk areas without quarantine. Photo by Shutterstock/Andy Tran

Published by Australian Hospitality Alumni Network Vietnam (AHA Vietnam)

The Official Platform for Australian Hospitality & Tourism Alumni and Professionals in Vietnam.

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