VIETNAM in the list of 21 Best Places to Go in 2021

12/4/2020 1:23:49 AM

Southern Vietnam
Few places handled the threat of the coronavirus as swiftly or efficiently as Vietnam, whose sensible early closure of the borders kept infection and death rates remarkably low. The Southeast Asian nation is slowly reopening to international travelers, with the same degree of care and planning as it put into its closing, and revealing a few new reasons to visit. In the southern province of Phu Yen, serviced by the Tuy Hoa Airport, Belgian scene-setting hotel brand Zannier opens its Bai San Ho resort (pictured) in December with 71 freestanding villas, all modeled after tribal architecture of the area. The region itself is remarkably untouristed despite its glittering waters and palm-lined shores. Though you’ll want to spend your whole trip at the retreat’s pools and beachfront, Vietnam is hardly a place to stay sedentary in. Eighty miles north, coastal Quy Nhon is a departure point for the retro-fitted Vietage, a new luxury train carriage from Anantara that lumbers up to historic Danang. On board, guests eat a three-course meal made with ingredients from the very places they’ll see out the large glass windows, like onions from Ly Son island. There are 12 semiprivate seats, a full bar, and even massage chairs should travelers need an extra dose of relaxation while passing through the fourth-century ruins in the Champa Kingdom. The six-hour ride turns what would be a necessary commute between two places worth visiting into part of the vacation
Source: Conde Nast Traveler



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