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Nepal is travelers’ first choice in Asia for upcoming destinations

Nepal has been voted as travelers’ first choice in Asia for upcoming destinations and third choice globally.

TRAVEL website TripAdvisor on December 3, 2013 disclosed the winners of its 2013 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise. Trip Advisor, an international travel site, revealed the top ten winners of its Travelers Choice 2013. The list is based on reviews and votes of travelers. The destinations on rise category rates the places that have seen the biggest increase in positive reviews from travelers on the site over the past year.  Kathmandu is mystical and magical place, a trove of ancient structures that are enveloped in folklore, Trip Advisor describes the city. The site claims to have over 260 million unique visitors monthly and operates in 34 countries, including China.

Kathmandu is the only destination to make it to the list from south Asia. Other destinations from Asia include Isreal, Japan and Vietnam. Kathmandu has also been named the best backpack destination by Australian travelers in the site.

Highlighting 54 spots globally based on the consolidated reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor travelers, topping the list for Asia is Kathmandu in Nepal, and for the world, Havana in Cuba.

The top 10 Asian destinations are:

  1. Kathmandu, Nepal
  2. Sapporo, Japan
  3. Hanoi, Vietnam
  4. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  5. Hua Hin, Thailand
  6. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  7. Sanur, Indonesia
  8. Macau, China
  9. Jaipur, India
  10. Busan, South Korea

The top 10 destinations in the world, which includes three Asian destinations, are:

  1. Havana, Cuba
  2. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  3. Kathmandu, Nepal
  4. Jerusalem, Israel
  5. Crusco, Peru
  6. Ambergris Caye, Belize
  7. Sapporo, Japan
  8. Hanoi, Vietnam
  9. Corralejo, Spain
  10. Fortaleza, Brazil

source : Nepal Tourism Board, 06 DEC 2013

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