Phu Quoc Island - The Pearl Island of Vietnam
July 18, 2017 338 Views
Located in Kien Giang province, Phu Quoc is one of the best islands in Vietnam, which is renowned as the pearl of the Northern area. The island is really worthy for a beach holiday because of its unique beauty of nature, history, and culture of local people. Let follow us to discover interesting things on this beautiful island!
It is certain that the beauty of beaches is one of most outstanding features of Phu Quoc islands. There is a system of sublime white-sand beaches on the island, which lure tourists’ soul in the first visit. Some famous beaches can be recommended such as Dai Beach and Sao Beach. Those sites are really an ideal beach for sunbathing and enjoying the underwater sports such as snorkeling, jet skiing, squid fishing, and wind sailing.
Dai Beach is voted as top 10 most beautiful and untouched beaches by BBC. Stretching out 1500 m along the coastline, the beach is a sublime icon with white sand and tree-lined beach.
Sao Beach has become one of the most beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc Island, which owns a distinctive beauty itself. The typical impress of this place is 7 km of a cream-liked sand beach with crescent – shaped curves. This feature brings to the beach an irresistible beauty. All nature seems to be connected in a perfect way: the blue sky, the crystal water, white sand beach, and jungle forest far away. All of them make out of stunning landscapes for this beautiful island.
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Sunset is one of the most expected moments in the Phu Quoc Island. The sky is a perfect blend of gold, violet, and pink, which offers a feeling of romance, and a little bit sadness. For enjoying the wonderful beauty, Dinh Cau Cape is a must-see place on the island.
Only a few steps from Dinh Cau Cape, Dinh Cau night market is a must-see place in Phu Quoc Island. It follows the model of a traditional market in Vietnam with outdoor stores. As a usual, the market only opens from 5 p.m to 10 p.m. You can find many typical products of the island in the market, from souvenirs to crafts, and pearl jewelry. Of course, this place is a paradise of seafood on the island with a variety of native specialties such as seafood rice and seafood soup.
An Thoi archipelago is in the South of Phu Quoc island. It is a collection of 15 beautiful islets, many of them still remain the pristine beauty of nature. One of the most unspoiled islets in the archipelago is Nail islet (or Mong Tay islet). This place is truly suitable for outdoor activities such as camping, swimming, and discovering the unspoiled tropical forests. Besides, it is really worthy to discover the marine world in An Thoi. With 17 different kinds of corals, you can take part in snorkeling to explore its beauty and the world of sea creatures as well.
If you would like to discover the life of local people, Ham Ninh fishing village is perhaps one of best choices for you. Everyone depends on the seafood sources to earn their living. So you can participate in a fishing trip with local people on their pretty ships and taste their fabulous native seafood.
Not only famous for sublime scenery and the simple life of local people, Phu Quoc Island is considered as a national treasure for Vietnamese history. The most well-known historical place in the island is Coconut Jail. The jail reminds all of the visitors about the terrible life of Communist soldiers under the immurement of French colonial regime in the 20th century. It really inspires the love of peace for anyone who used to visit the jail only for the first time.
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