Ranked in the list of 10 most beautiful destinations in Southeast Asia, USA Today writes that Hanoi is noisy, crowded, busy and motorbike-clogged but the capital of Vietnam still has its own charm, visitors may see locals taking tai-chi lessons in beautiful parks or street vendors carrying fresh fruits and flowers in their baskets. For the scene of Halong Bay, the USA Today describes that with its exceptional scenic beauty and outstanding geological values, the destination is one of the most beautiful places in South East Asia. According to the newspaper, the bay features thousands of giant limestone karst islands in various sizes and shapes. In 2011 the magnificent landmark of Vietnam was declared as one of the “New Seven Natural Wonders of The World.” The USA Today also described the bay has calm waters with beautiful green color. Apart from Halong Bay and Hanoi, Hoi An is also ranked among the 10 most beautiful places in Southeast Asia by the USA Today. The newspaper writes unlike Vietnam’s bustling cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An has a tranquility and timelessness that attracts visitors from all over the world. The charming little town is packed with picturesque wooden houses, pagodas, street-side cafes and hundreds of tailor shops. Top 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in South East Asia: Luang Prabang (Laos), Halong Bay (Vietnam), Ko Phra Thong (Thailand), Angkor (Cambodia), Hanoi (Vietnam), Borneo Rainforest (Malaysia/Indonesia/Brunei), Bangkok (Thailand), Small Village (Laos), Singapore and Hoi An (Vietnam).