Many travelers claim that traveling alone is the best way to see the world since it gives you a chance to experience the world without any influence of a friend or a partner’s tastes, prejudices or preferences.

But picking up the right destination seems to be difficult for solo travelers. The TravelandLeisure –  a very well-known travel magazine has conducted a survey which ranks 149 nations for their peacefulness, and the Happy Planet Index, which looks at environmental impact and human well-being in 143 countries to measure where people live long and happy lives.

And the findings show that Vietnam is among the best 7 destinations worldwide for solo travelers.

  • Happiness Ranking: 5
  • Safety Ranking: 38
Vietnam among the best countries for solo travelers

Vietnam among the best countries for solo travelers

What a difference a generation or two makes. Vietnam – the former war-torn country is now routinely cited for both the friendliness and the forgiving nature of its people, especially toward Americans. The national trait is clearly optimism. Hook up with an outfitter to take a bike trip in a countryside of thick jungle and undulating coastline. Become a beach bum and spend a week beach hopping on Phu Quoc Island by motorbike. Or visit the temples and pagodas of Hue, the country’s cultural and spiritual center. To meet the locals in Hanoi, the country’s capital, get up early to do tai chi with hundreds of others by Hoan Kiem Lake