This Is the Best Nature Destination in the World, According to Tripadvisor

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Tripadvisor released its Travelers' Choice Awards Best of the Best winners, highlighting the top hotels, restaurants, experiences, and destinations its users loved most over the last year. As the brand explained on its website, "fewer than 1 percent of Tripadvisor's 8 million listings are awarded Best of the Best, signifying the highest level of excellence in travel." And if you happen to be a discerning outdoor adventure lover, Tripadvisor has got a new "Best of the Best" spot for you to check out.

After looking at all the reviews, Tripadvisor named Kathmandu the Best of the Best for its nature destinations category.

"Nepal's capital is surrounded by a valley full of historic sites, ancient temples, shrines, and fascinating villages," it wrote in its release. "Mingle with locals and animals amid Durbar Square's monuments, or join mountain trekkers in the bustling Thamel District. Explore shops for exquisite work by local artisans — carpets and paper prints are specialties."

And, when you're ready to unwind after a day of sightseeing, you can do so at Fusion Bar at Dwarika's Hotel, a spot beloved by Travel + Leisure A-List travel advisor Niall Causer, from Audley Travel.

"There are so many great bars across the Indian subcontinent. For me and many of my clients, Fusion Bar at Dwarika's Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal, is one of my all-time favorites," Causer previously shared with T+L. "This former cottage of the hotel's curator has been converted into a wonderful place to relax that serves world-class cocktails, local beers, and Nepali snacks such as momos, or meat dumplings. A superb place to unwind on a hot day by the pool, [relax] after a long flight, or share travel tales after an exciting journey through the Himalayas."

As for where else made top-billing on Tripadvisor's list, Halong Bay in Vietnam came in second, with Tripadvisor noting that travelers love its "limestone islands, rock formations, and caves." It was followed by Hurghada, located on Egypt's Red Sea Coast in third, the entire nation of Mauritius in fourth, and the island of Lombok in Indonesia rounding out the top five.

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