Travel magazine Tripzilla has named Hanoi one of the eight safest Asian destinations for solo female travelers, where "violent crimes against tourists are rare and most locals are friendly."
"Though it is often overlooked when discussing the best solo trips for women, Vietnam's capital is generally a safe place for travelers," the Singapore-based magazine said.
It advised tourists to visit St. Joseph's Cathedral on Nha Chung Street in Hoan Kiem District, which was built during French colonial times and which adopted a Gothic Revival style to emulate the Notre Dame de Paris.
For those curious about Vietnam's history, the Temple of Literature, an 11th-century Confucian temple dedicated to scholars, and Ngoc Son Temple, which honors three important figures in the country's history, are both worth a visit.
Hanoi is also a budget-friendly destination for solo travelers, with a night's stay at a luxury hotel costing around US$150 and meals around $10 per day, according to Tripzilla.
Other Asian safe destinations included Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei, Singapore, Bangkok, Yogyakarta and Kuala Lumpur.