An Bang Beach, located in the city of Hoi An in Vietnam has been voted amongst the top 50 beautiful beaches of the world. The An Bang Beach, with its soft white sand, long seaside, and gentle waves is popular among both the locals and tourists. You can move around Hoi An on foot or hire a motorbike. The best way to reach the An Bang beach is on bicycle. It is also the most inexpensive mode of travel. You can also hire taxis or book cars to visit the beach. Alternatively, you may want to hire a boat for about $1/hour and explore the river channels. A visit to An Bang Beach starts with an exploration of the wonderful town.
It is this combination of fun and heritage that elevates Hoi An to greater heights. Some of the places of interest at the An Bang Beach are: Japanese Covered Bridge, also known as the Lai Vien Kieu or Chua Cau, it is located on the west end of Tran Phu Street. The bridge was built by the Japanese in the first half of the 17th century. The bridge underwent renovation in 1986 and stands as a symbol of this town. The two ends of the bridge are guarded by a pig statue and dog statue, respectively. Museum of Folk Culture is located at 33 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street.
The museum exhibits bizarre-looking plaster sculptures of Vietnamese peasants. It documents the dress and culture of rural Vietnam. Museum of Trade Ceramics, located at 80 Tran Phu Street, displays broken pieces of pottery from the ancient times. The building itself is shaped like an old Hoi An home, which gives the visitors ample opportunity to explore its layout. Hoi An Museum of History and Culture, located at Seven, Nguyen Hue Street displays black and white photos of Hoi An taken from the early 20th century. Other artifacts located here are a case full of 9th century bricks and tiles from the Champa period, some two-thousand year old pots from the Sa Huynh period, and an old cannon. The An Bang Beach is itself a calm and serene beach, ideal for a relaxing siesta, some beach games, or a family picnic.