Popular tourism website TripAdvisor disclosed the winners of its 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise on December 3. The list is based on reviews and votes of travelers.
The “destinations on rise” category rates the places that have seen the biggest increase in positive reviews from travelers on the site over the past year.
“Kathmandu is mystical and magical place, a trove of ancient structures that are enveloped in folklore,” TripAdvisor describes the city.
The site claims to have over 260 million unique visitors monthly and operates in 34 countries, including China.
Kathmandu is the only destination to make it to the list from south Asia.
Other destinations from Asia include Israel, Japan and Vietnam. Kathmandu has also been named the best backpack destination by Australian travellers in the site.
Similarly, Havana, the capital of Cuba tops the destinations on the rise list for the world.
The top 10 Asian destinations in the list are: Kathmandu (Nepal), Sapporo (Japan), Hanoi (Vietnam), Siem Reap (Cambodia), Hua Hin (Thailand), Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Sanur (Indonesia), Macau (China), Jaipur (India) and Busan (South Korea).