Vietnam's Phu Quoc among best destinations in Asia

Vietnam’s Phu Quoc among best destinations in Asia

Phu Quoc, the tropical island offshore of Kien Giang’s Mekong Delta province, dubbed as “Pearl Island", has been named among the 17 best places in Asia by the US-based television network Cable News Network (CNN).

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The crystal clear water makes Phu Quoc island an ideal place to unwind (Photo: Handetour)

Earlier, CNN Travel has published a list of the best things to do on the island, which boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia and the world’s longest oversea cable car, it said.

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Besides resting on beautiful beaches such as Sao beach, Long beach and Ong Lang beach, travelers can kayak through fishing villages or dine on fresh seafood aboard a floating platoon, go squid fishing or visit a pearl farm.

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The island looks gorgeous from above (Photo: Chudu24)

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Whether you’re keen to snorkel or scuba pe, the waters around Phu Quoc are teeming with marine life, most of which is centered around the Phu Quoc Marine Park in the south or the Ganh Dau Coral Gardens just off the northwestern tip, it said.

In addition to crabs, squid and hundreds of coral reef fish, you might also be lucky enough to spot a hawksbill turtle or a green turtle, both of which are endangered.

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Cua Can river is an ideal place to go kayaking (Photo: Vietnam Travel Guide)

Meanwhile, Cua Can river, which winds from the sea into the centre of the island on the northern end of Phu Quoc, is an ideal place to go kayaking, especially for beginners, thanks to the calm currents and jungle surrounds.

Those who want to go trekking can consider Phu Quoc National Park, which is home to easy walking trails and more than 200 wild animal species and rare birds.

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Phu Quoc island at sundown (Photo: Agoda)

For an affordable, convivial night out, CNN suggested Ham Ninh fishing village, which is located on the eastern coast.

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The village is set inland from the ocean along a canal where stilt houses, colorful boats and floating restaurants hover above the water.

Squid fishing is another unforgettable way to spend a night out, according to CNN.

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