【看英文中國郵報學英文】權威性指標雜誌《旅遊＆休閒（Travel + Leisure）》日前票選出2019年「世界前十五大最佳城市」獎項中，其中泰國的清邁名列第三，而曼谷名列第十五名；在「亞洲前十大最佳城市」中，清邁勇奪第二，而曼谷則位居第七名。
This year’s list of the ‘Top Fifteen World’s Best Cities,’ ranked by the iconic magazine “Travel + Leisure,” includes Thailand’s Chiang Mai at the third place and Bangkok at the fifteenth. While, among the list of the “Top Ten Cities in Asia,” Chiang Mai secured the second place and Bangkok the seventh.
Bangkok has been listed as one of the “Top Ten Cities in Asia” ten times in a row now.
According to Travel + Leisure, Chiang Mai is ranked third amongst the world’s best cities, as its elephant conservation park, local markets, and exquisite handicrafts won high acclaims from voters.
Countries other than Thailand had also won acclaim for their cities. Ubud, a town of Bali in Indonesia, took over the sixth place on the list, while the Vietnamese city, Hoi An, topped the list as the ‘World’s Best City.’
Among the voters’ comments on Hoi An, some said: “Hoi An has the best food and vegetarian cuisine in Vietnam.” Another said: “It’s great that the inner part of the city is restricted and cars aren’t allowed, so one can walk down the center of the street to the shops and markets.” Also, “the city is right on a river, so it has a really nice atmosphere.”