Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries with many attractive destinations for tourists to explore. No matter where you go, you will easily find some places which are beautiful, unique and different than any place you’ve ever seen before. Endowed with smooth sloping sandy beaches and large tracts still cloaked in dense, Phu Quoc rapidly becomes a must-visit beach escape for tourists in general and sun-seeking tourist in particular. Once you come to the South of Vietnam, you should not miss visiting Phu Quoc island, as the most beautiful place in South Vietnam that tourists need to add in your “South East Asia hit list”
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN SOUTH VIETNAM
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Vietnam has a long beach coast with a numerous of beautiful beaches as well as islands such as Halong Bay, Mui Ne, Cham island,..etc. Among those attractive places, Phu Quoc island has risen up as the most gorgeous destination you should not ignore when coming to South Vietnam.
Phu Quoc island is one of the most popular attractions for travel lovers in South Vietnam, covering a total area of 580km ². It is the largest island of Kien Giang province, sitting on the west coast of Vietnam. In the year 2004, it attracted about 600,000 tourists came to this island, even though Phu Quoc is a new attractive holiday destination. Phu Quoc island attracts tourist not just by pristine and untouched beauty but also thanks to its smooth sloping sandy beach, delicious seafood, turquoise water with endless hills and mountains. Discovering this beautiful island is the perfect choice for tourists coming to the South of Vietnam.
While the highlight of North Vietnam is Halong Bay, it’s down south where the weather is hot whole year round, Phu Quoc is highly recommended for you to get away the hot weather of other regions in South Vietnam, enjoy the fresh air here, take photos and sight island’s views. Tourists after getting from Western region should travel to Phu Quoc island to explore the unique pristine beauty of nature here which makes this island become the most beautiful place in South Vietnam as well as an ideal destination for tourists who love pristine nature . Visiting Phu Quoc island, tourists will have opportunities to enjoy the ecological site, marvelous coral when scuba diving as well as spending time on beach. If you are going to travel to South Vietnam, you should arrange few days for visiting Phu Quoc island which surely be the best experience that tourists have ever had.
As the most beautiful place in South Vietnam, Phu Quoc island has a numerous of white sandy beaches for tourists to explore such as: Long beach – one of the most popular beaches with lots of entertainment and western restaurants, Thom beach, Sao beach…etc. Phu Quoc is blessed with its favourable natural environment including numerous species of animals, spectacular moutains ranges, white sandy beaches and mixed variety kinds of leisure activities in a picturesque and pristine setting such as: swimming on crystal-clear beaches, sunbathing on smooth sloping sandy beaches, exploring the forest. For tourists who are interested in marine life activities, there are available water sports like: swimming, water skiing, paragliding, kayaking, kite flying, boat racing and scuba diving. Phu Quoc island is like a paradise of collection of marine algae, sea grass, sea creatures and especially coral reefs. Tourists can have chance to explore a beautiful marine world with a numerous of colorful fishes, lobsters under the blue water surface.
Beside these activities, tourists can have opportunities to join in many other entertainment, especially the Vinpearl Safari which is the largest zoo in Vietnam. Tourists will have opportunity to have sightseeing to experience and explore numerous species of animals and spectacular moutains ranges in this natural habitat on an electric-cars system. In Vinpearl Safari, there are more than 500 species of higher plants, 39 species of animals and 12 species of rare animals.
Dinh Cau night market is located on Vo Thi Sau street nearby the sea and Duong Dong Town. This market opens only in 1 hour from 8pm to 9pm, where local people sell variety things like beautiful flowers, souvenir, cosmetics, arts, healthy foods such as seafood, local vegetables,… For local people, going to these market is an irreplaceable activitiy in daily life. After trading, local people will have talks with each other, make friends, gather together and chit chat about their family, their husband, children or their business.
Tourists who come to Phu Quoc island shouldn’t miss visiting this market to enjoy the environment here, tourists will have chance to buy traditional local stuffs, have talks with local people.
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In addition to the historical value, charming and beautiful views, Phu Quoc also impress tourists with unique dishes. One of the best things to do in Phu Quoc island is trying their delicious and unique cuisine. Below is the list of must-try delicious specialities when tourists travel to Phu Quoc island
Herring Salad which is made from fresh herring, lemon juice, chilli. Trying this cuisine, tourists can enjoy many flavours including sour, spicy, salty and sweet tatse.
Sea Urchin which is cooked with porridge, soup, fried rice, salad is one of the high quality food, will give you the great experience ever.
Sim wine is the famous traditional wine of local people. It is made from barmy sim fruit which will help you to improve your digestion, bone, reins,…Sim wine is even tastier when drunk with herring salad.
Besides these delicious specialities, tourists also should try grilled oyster, grilled Song fish, Tram mushroom, Nham vermicelli, Ken vermicelli and Banh Canh cha ca in Phu Quoc
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The climate is divided into two distinct seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. Rainy season usually lasts from May to November. And dry season starts from December to April, this period is known to be the hottest, with average temperature of 28oC. Humidity is moderate in December and begins to decrease from January to April.
High season – from November to March
It is said that, this timing is the best time in year for traveling to Phu Quoc island. The temperature at this time ranges from 25 to 28°C. And the humidity is low, it’s pleasant in the morning then becoming cool and windy at night, which makes it much more bearable. December is the coolest month with temperatures in the early morning can decrease to 16oC with light sunshine and mild climate, it has little cloud in the evening, creating cool feeling for tourists. Tourists can enjoy numerous superb landscapes and many nature attractions with blue sky, a little sunlight, cool weather and even more. Because this is the best time to visit Phu Quoc, therefore many tourists travel there in this timing, so you need to book the tours and hotels in advance; otherwise, there is no available room for you.
In term of activity, if you visit this city in late of December, you will have chance to experience Chirstmas and the traditional holiday of Vietnamese – Tet holiday (Lunar New Year).
Low season – from July to September
From May to November, while the weather is hot and dry in the North, its humid and rain a lot in the South. That why, this season is not considered as the best time to visit Phu Quoc as there are some disadvantages: many roads are flooded, stagnant water regularly occur.
However, rainy season still has its own advantages. It will have some short rains per day that clear as quickly as they come, then will have more space for sun, everything will be sort of cleaned up and cooled down. During the rainy season, there are some national holidays during these months like Vietnam National Day, Vietnam Reunification Day for tourists who want to experience the Vietnamese national holidays. Especially, traveling to Phu Quoc in rainy sason will be a delight for tourists who are after an authentic travel experience and exposure to local culture.5
Tourists can reach Phu Quoc island by several forms of transport such as plane, bus or taxi. However, the most convenient way of transportation is airplane. It takes only 50 minutes to fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc island. For tourists who are plannig to get to this island by plane, it is better for you to buy ticket early for the good seats as well as good price. For those, who don’t want to go by plane, you can go by bus or taxi from Ho Chi Minh to Kien Giang, then take ferry to Phu Quoc island.
These above information about Phu Quoc island may help tourists know more about this wonderful destination. Being blessed with an advantage climate, peaceful atmosphere and beautiful scenes, Phu Quoc is totally the most beautiful place in South Vietnam that tourists must visit at least once in life. There is a mixed variety kinds of activities and places for you to explore in this island. Coming to the South of Vietnam and make a trip to this beautiful place, you will understand why Phu Quoc island is mentioned as the most beautiful place in South Vietnam in specific and of Vietnam in general, as well as a perfect ideal place to visit. Why don’t you make your own journey to Phu Quoc island to explore the beauty of this land yourself.