Nepal has been voted as the first choice in Asia for travelers by TripAdvisor.
The international travel website disclosed the winners of its 2013 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Destinations on the rise.
It has voted top ten winners 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 the mystical and magical place, a trove of ancient structures that are enveloped in folklore,” Trip Advisor described the city. It 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 as Isreal, Japan and Vietnam are other destinations from Asia. It has also been named the best backpack destination by Australian travelers in the site.
Highlighting some 54 spots globally based on the consolidated reviews and
opinions of TripAdvisor travellers, Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal has topped the list for Asian destination, whereas Havana in Cuba topped the chart for the world.

Top 10 Asian destinations:
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

Global top 10 destinations:
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

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