VIETNAM TRAVEL – Phu Quoc Island Vietnam Top Travel Destination

by Dwight

Phu Quoc Island Vietnam – Tourist Biz Up 97% 2009 to 2010.

SNORKELING PHU QUOC

SNORKELING PHU QUOC

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Phu Quoc is in the Gulf of Thailand, off the south coast of Cambodia, west of Vietnam.

It is Vietnam’s largest island with mountainous terrain covered in thick tropical jungle. In July 2010, Phu Quoc National Park became a part of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve for its plant species and marine ecosystems.

Phu Quoc has been likened to Phuket, Thailand before it was developed. It offers idyllic tropical beaches with solid tourist infrastructure, while maintaining a rough, edge. The main town of Duong Dong has a sleepy fishing village ambiance. Seafood is a highlight of Phu Quoc, and the island is renowned for its fish sauce made from anchovies.

2010 saw an increase in traveler to Phu Quoc of nearly 97% from 2009, and with plans for an international airport underway, Phu Quoc won’t be much of a secret for much longer. Phu Quoc was popular with northern Europeans, North Americans and Australians. Domestic tourism, while less prolific, is growing.

The best time to visit is between December and May, the dry season, with April and May being the hottest months (up to 35°C). The easiest way to get there is to fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Airport, a journey that takes one hour and costs around US$60 (RM182) on Vietnam Airlines.

Demand for rooms in Phu Quoc outweighs supply during the high season, so book early. One reviewer remarked on the “commando mosquitoes” and another recommended visiting during the hot months.

A UK traveler remarked: “Touring the island gave us a great thrill and sense of adventure. Some roads do not yet have tarmac and really give a sense of how life used to be, both simple and fulfilling. You must visit this gem before commercialism takes over.”

22 Seconds of Phu Quoc – Enjoy

Fingernail Beach, Phu Quoc Island

 

via Phu Quoc Island Vietnam Top Travel Destination For 2011 | PhuQuocHotels.net.

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