Released Tuesday, Bangkok ranked first of all destinations in Asia, while Chiang Mai was in sixth place.
Bangkok was ahead of Cambodia’s Siem Reap and Phnom Penh (fifth and 23rd), Vietnam’s Hanoi , Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An and Halong Bay (14th, 15th, 17th and 25th), and Laos’ Luang Prabang (19th).
In addition, Bangkok was ranked 13th in the Top 25 Travellers’ Chioce World Destinations 2013, while Chiang Mai was ranked 24th one place after Siem Reap.
France’s Paris led the top global listing followed by New York City, London, Rome, and Barcelona.
The survey also showed Thailand’s top 10 destinations. Not surprisingly most of them were linked to beach holidays and in South Thailand. They were: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya, Phuket’s Patong, Hua Hin, Phuket Town, Phang Nga’s Khao Lak, Phuket’s Karon, and Surat Thani’s Bophut.
TripAdvisor chief marketing officer, Barbara Messing said: “Based on insights from millions of travellers, worldwide, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards help identify the most highly rated and loved vacation spots.”
“The awards highlight 412 winners worldwide and these impressive destinations offer something special for every traveller to help them plan their next trip.”
Top 25 Travellers’ Chioce Destinations in 2013
Note: (+/- denotes change in ranking year-over-year, 0 is no change and new is new to the top 25).