Wanderlust Travel Magazine names Bagan second top city for travel in 2015

Photo of a hot-air balloon flying over one of  thousands of temples and stupas in Bagan,  Myanmar’s main tourist attraction site.—Photo Credit to Crescent Moon Travels & Tours
Photo of a hot-air balloon flying over one of thousands of temples and stupas in Bagan, Myanmar’s main tourist attraction site.—Photo Credit to Crescent Moon Travels & Tours

Yangon, 5 Feb— Readers of Wanderlust, a leading British travel magazine, voted Bagan, Myanmar’s historic ancient city known for its thousands of stupas and temples, as second “top city” for travel in 2015.
The ranking is from the annual survey for Wanderlust Travel Award 2015 by the magazine. Bagan, which topped last year’s best city list, is at number two, behind world heritage site Luang Prabang in Laos and ahead of Sweden’s Stockholm, a newcomer to the magazine’s top 10 cities for travel and leisure in 2015.
“Bagan takes a close second place – proving that not only are our readers an intrepid bunch, they have fantastic taste, too,” said the magazine.
According to the Wanderlust Travel, Bagan scored 95 per cent, down from last year’s 97.5 per cent, while 97.14 per cent of the readers nominated Luang Prabang as their favourite destination and 94.74 per cent voted for Stockholm.
The top 10 cities are Luang Prabang, Bagan, Stockholm, Kyoto in Japan, Hoi An in Vietnam, Vancouver in Canada, Berlin in Germany, Rome in Italy, Vienna in Austria and Krakow in Poland.
Myanmar as a whole was the ninth top ranked country with 95.16 per cent of readers voting for it to visit for 2015. 2013 winner Myanmar fell from fourth in 2014. However, it is still in the top 10 in the top country category for 2015 in which New Zealand is first.
Last November, Myanmar ranked first in the list of top 10 destinations for 2015 predicted by Skyscanner, a favourite travel search engine of globetrotters, according to its data that found a 59 per cent increase in flight searches for Myanmar.— GNLM

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