Tam Ky, the capital of Quang Nam Province, has won the 2015 Asian Townscape Award from the UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
The award seeks to honor significant efforts made by Asian cities and organizations for the improvement, revitalization and creation of a beautiful and harmonious townscape that is safe and sustainable and respects history and local cultures.
Last year the city released a comprehensive plan for until 2030, which aim to develop Tam Ky into a green, environment-friendly and sustainable city. The plan was designed by Japan’s Nikken Sekkei Civil Engineering.
Tam Ky is around 50 kilometers from the popular tourist town of Hoi An.
Photos taken by Nguyen Dien Ngoc/Phap Luat newspaper.
Green trees line a street in Tam Ky.
Traffic congestion is something you can't find in Tam Ky
Bicycles are a common means of transport in Tam Ky
A view of Phu Ninh Lake in Tam Ky
Phu Ninh Lake at dusk
A rural road near Phu Ninh Lake
A village near Phu Ninh Lake
People swim in Tam Thanh Beach
An Ha Hill next to the Ban Thach River in Tam Ky
A resort near the Ban Thach River
An aerial view of Tam Ky's administrative center
An artist's impression of the city as it is planned to be developed by 2030