June 27, 2023
HANOI — Hà Nội joins Wellington and Auckland of New Zealand, Perth of Australia, and Bucharest of Romania in the top five cities in the world to make the most significant improvements to their overall livability rankings, according to CNN.
The removal of COVID-19-related restrictions has overall boded well for global livability in 2023, Upasana Dutt, head of Livability Index at EIU, said in a statement.
Education has emerged stronger with children returning to schools alongside a significantly reduced burden on hospitals and healthcare systems, with some notable improvements in cities across developing economies of Asia and the Middle East, she added.
The EIU’s index ranks 173 cities in five categories, namely stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.
Earlier, Hà Nội and Huế (in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế), were voted among the 10 winners in the “Best Cities” category at the 2023 Luxury Awards Asia Pacific by US travel magazine Travel+Leisure.
Hà Nội is a destination for those who love light, poetic beauty, and the ancient appeal of time.
Việt Nam’s capital is famous for its centuries-old temples and architectural landmarks from French colonial times as well as its unique cuisine.
Huế was formerly the imperial capital of the Nguyễn Dynasty, Việt Nam’s last royal family. It is famed for its imperial tombs and UNESCO heritage sites such as the Imperial Citadel. — VNS