More than 2.6 million international travellers have visited Vietnam in the first seven months of this year, it has been announced.
Official statistics show that this is a 10.6 per cent rise year-on-year, local news agency VNA reported.
Foreign tourists to the country mainly came from Thailand, the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, China, France, Singapore and Malaysia.
According to Lonely Planet, most visitors to Vietnam are enthralled by the beauty of the country.
For instance, the Red River Delta in the north, the Mekong Delta in the south and almost the entire coastal strip are a patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies tended by women in conical hats.
There are some spectacular beaches along the coast, the travel guide says, while inland there are soaring mountains, some of which are cloaked by dense, misty forests.
For those who prefer urban settings, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are popular destinations.
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