|Picture perfect: A sunny day on An Bàng Beach in Hội An town. — File photo|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NAM — The ancient town of Hội An has seen its charm go up a few notches with its An Bàng Beach making it to the list of 25 most picturesque beaches in Southeast Asia in 2018 based on a vote by TripAdvisor readers.
Situated 3km from the town and 22km south Đà Nẵng, An Bàng is 22nd out of the 25 beaches in this year’s Travelers’ Choice Awards announced earlier this month.
According to TripAdvisor readers, An Bàng is one of the few white-sand beaches left in Việt Nam that has not been spoilt by the overheated development of beach tourism linked to issues such as overcrowding, coral damage and beach environment pollution.
An Bàng, which is home to fishing villages, remained unknown until travel site CNNGo listed it among the 100 best beaches on earth in 2011, prompting locals and foreigners to visit the beach.
In 2013 it was voted as one of the top 100 beaches in the world by CNN Summer Travel. — VNS