Cua Dai beach in the central province of Quang Nam has been ranked one of the 25 most beautiful beaches in Asia by readers of the popular travel website Trip Advisor. Voters placed the beach, which is famous for its historic port, at number 18 on the list.

Cua Dai beach, a bout five kilometres east of the ancient and beautiful town of Hoi An, once known as the busiest trading port in the south of Vietnam. It is now home to long stretches of white sand, clear turquoise water and calm waves under the golden sun.

Along the beach are a number of high-end resorts, influenced by classic French, Japanese and Vietnamese styles. They were built using environmentally-friendly materials and offer guests a chance to get close to nature.

Earlier this month, Trip Advisor also named the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, the Vietnamese Women’s Museum and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology among the 25 best museums in Asia .

The website is viewed by around 60 million tourists and receives more than 75 million comments every month.-VNA