Laos ranks the third most welcoming country in the world according to Rough Guides fans and followers.
Twitter user @achapcalledjay remarked, “Friendliness seems a way of life. Three weeks there and not one raised voice” according to the website https://www.roughguides.com which was published on November 29, 2016.
Cambodia was by far the top answer in our poll, and a popular choice among staff members and Rough Guides Twitter followers alike. @AndreaLeber declared, “They’ve been through so much and still have smiles on their faces!”
The Philippines ranked the 2nd the most welcoming country in the world. The Philippines, being cut off from the mainland Asia route by the South China Sea, is often overlooked by travelers, which is be a big mistake. @Savior mentioned on Twitter that the country “was off the chart for friendliness & fun”.
Nepal ranked as the 4th most welcoming country in the world. Nepal’s peoples belong to a host of distinctive ethnic groups, and speak a host of languages, but share a uniquely gregarious nature. For more information, head to our full destination page to fully explore this beguiling country’s charms.
Thailand ranked the 5th and is another popular choice. Thailand slides in at number five and @halcyonnicole said on Twitter: “Friendliness is a two way street. While smiles are contagious, nothing beats the Land of Smiles”.
Myanmar (Burma), ranked 6th, may have been off-limits for some time, but has been increasing in popularity of late. @Zoetipler deemed its inhabitants “welcoming, generous, and super hospitable”.
Indonesia ranked as 7th. From Bali’s stunning white beaches and temples to the enigmatic ruins of Java and the jungles of Sumatra, Indonesia is populated with welcoming locals.
Fiji ranked the 8th. One RoughGuides.com user summed up Fiji’s entry in the list well. Englishian declared, “Definitely Fiji. I’ve also been to Canada, Thailand and Cambodia but the Fijians are genuinely the nicest people I’ve ever met! They have the biggest hearts and although they’re poor, they say they’re rich in life”.
Scotland, ranked as the 9th friendliest, is a country that garnered votes on both Twitter and the Rough Guides websites and Rebecca Drees insisted on RG.com that, “Scotland can claim its fame to rural friendliness”.
Sri Lanka took the tenth spot in our reader poll. Hospitality here is famously wonderful – and the scenery isn’t bad either, what with all the tea plantations and gorgeous beaches on offer.
Source: Lao News Agency