The Lao capital Vientiane has been named as one of seven best cities in the world for walking tours by Booking.com Japan.
Booking.com Japan is a Japanese arm of Booking.com, a Dutch travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine for lodging reservations.
According to Booking.com Japan’s survey, Vientiane was named as the best city for walking tours in Southeast Asia where tourists could explore the city on foot day and night.
“Tourists can walk down streets lined with French colonial-style buildings and visit historic sites and monuments such as Pha That Luang,” the website said. “It is also highly recommended to visit night markets near Mekong River when it gets darks where tourists can enjoy many different street foods.”
Apart from Vientiane, Booking.com Japan named Trois-Rivières in Canada, Orenburg in Russia, Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, Daegu in South Korea, Vienna in Austria, Culiacán in Mexico as the best cities to enjoy on foot.
A total of 21,500 people were asked for the survey, and 40 percent of respondents said they were interested in walking tours, according to Booking.com Japan.
The cities mentioned above, including Vientiane, received more than 500 recommendations on Booking.com Japan’s website in a “walking tour” category.