The famous travel guide book publisher, Lonely Planet has listed six Vietnamese sites among the world’s top 500 that every traveler must experience.

In Southeast Asia, apart from the six sites of Vietnam, Thailand has eight spots, Malaysia has three and Singapore has two. To create Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List, Lonely Planet’s team of travel experts and authors on the ground rated the world’s best mega-sights and hidden gems, bringing together this beautiful new book and what they believe to be the 500 best places to visit in the world.

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If you are a fan of Hoi An’s popular foods like rice noodle cao lau, chicken rice, and prawn rolls locally known as tom huu, you definitely must visit Tra Que village, some three kilometers from the town. The 300-year-old village is one of the country’s best vegetable producers though it is better known for homestay and agritourism among foreign tourists. In fact more than 20 varieties of leaf vegetables produced at Tra Que are commonly used in Hoi An cuisine.

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Given Hoi An’s immense popularity, one should never have difficulties finding guidebooks which recommend them what to do in the ancient town. Cycling, riding a boat along the Hoai River, or simply having a cup of coffee at a street café, to name a few.

The following activities, despite being on many lists, are not quite popular. They can considerably enhance tourists’ experiences in Hoi An.

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