Vietnam in Top 10 best value destination for 2012 by Lonely Planet

The world’s famous travel guide, Lonely Planet has rated the Mekong Delta of Vietnam ninth out of 10 best value destinations for 2012.

 “The uniquely southern charm with its welcoming introduction to life along the river is the real draw, and visitors can explore quaint riverside towns, sample fruits bartered in the colorful floating markets or dine on home-cooked delicacies before overnighting as a homestay guest” said Lonely Planet’s publication.

Lonely Planet listed some must-haves in a trip to the Mekong Delta and recommended travelling cost considered valuable in Vietnam in general and Mekong Delta in particular.

The other nine top destinations are Northeastern of the US, Japan, Tajikistan, Porto in Portugal, Lesotho, Iquitos in Peru, San Francisco in USA, Ohrid in Macedonia and Mérida, Mexico. 

Cai Rang, one of the biggest floating markets in the Mekong Delta

Earlier, US Tourism Association (USTOA) named Vietnam as one of the top destinations for 2012. 

More: 10 reasons why one must visit Vietnam

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