Hanoi (VNA), Oct. 9 -- Hanoi has been ranked fifth among the seven best places in Asia for solo travellers by Bigseventravel.

The Italian tourism website described Hanoi as a hectic, crazy and often confusing city.

It said Hanoi is a popular city for many travellers across the world.

"From street food markets to cultural museums and scenic freshwater lakes, Hanoi has something for all tastes."

Hanoi is a wonderful base from which to explore the north of Vietnam, including the world natural heritage site of Ha Long Bay in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh and the popular resort town of Sa Pa in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, the website said.

Visitors can also enjoy the comforts of a modern vibrant city, it added....