Top friendliest countries in the world

We asked our readers to vote for our 2023 Readers' Choice Awards for the countries they think have the friendliest people. You voted like this - counting down the countdown from 10 to one.

the Philippines (made up of around 7,641 islands) inclusion is proof that the famous Filipino hospitality is alive and kicking.

1. Philippines

From children to the elderly, the people of Sri Lanka are known for their love of visitors, and genuine desire to help.

2. Sri Lanka

Belize is a country with a rich and variety of cultures, traditions and histories. Many visitors take advantage of the perfect snorkelling surrounds.

3. Belize

4. Peru

5. Botswana

6. Costa Rica

7. Thailand

8. New Zealand

9. Colombia

10. French Polynesia

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