An Bang Seaside Village wins award
An Bang Seaside Village, a home-stay complex in An Bang beach of Hội An City, has received the ASEAN Homestays 2016 award from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
An Bang Seaside Village, a complex of home-stay services along An Bang beach in Hoi An.
The An Bang Seaside Village homestay was one of three homestay service groups in Vietnam winning the award this year, including homestay in Bac Ha District, Lao Cai Province, and the community based-tourism site in Lac Hamlet, Mai Chau District of Hoa Binh Province.
This is the first year that Vietnam has won three ASEAN Homestay awards since ASEAN Homestay standards were set by ASEAN member states in 2011 and announced in 2012.
There are five ASEAN homestay groups awarded every year, including five homestays in one group from each member state.
VNAT also said 10 hotel resorts in Vietnam have been recognized with the ASEAN Green Hotel 2016-18 award, including Rex Hotel, Caravelle Saigon, Majestic Hotel, Grand Hotel, Sheraton Saigon, Equatorial Hotel in HCM City, InterContinental Westlake in Hanoi, Six Senses Ninh Thuan Bay, Sunrise Hotel in Khanh Hoa Province and Hoang Anh Da Lat Resort in the Central Highlands Lam Dong Province.
Built in 2012, An Bang Seaside Village includes four fruit house (Mango, Papaya, Avocado and Banana) with four cottages located 50m from the beach.
The Beach Front was built with the Ocean Dream and the Ocean Breeze rooms on the beach, offering views of the beach and ocean.
The Flower House was completed in 2013 with three rooms -- the Jasmine, the Lily and the Hibiscus – all in one building that is located 100m from the ocean.
An Bang Beach, 3km east of Hoi An, was also voted one of the top 25 beaches in Asia by travel website TripAdvisor.
Local residents keep the beach clean, removing any rubbish they find.
In 2013, An Bang Beach was voted one of the top 100 beaches in the world by CNN Summer Travel.
In 2015, TripAdvisor rated Hoi An silk village to be a living museum of silk craft, the third best attraction in the tourism hub.
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