The Hanoitimes - CNN has announced its list of top five up-and-coming Asia-Pacific destinations to visit this fall.
Phu Quoc island in Vietnam's southernmost province of Kien Giang has been ranked fourth among the top five up-and-coming Asia-Pacific destinations to visit this fall, according to a list released by CNN, a US news-based cable and satellite television channel.
“If you’re dreaming of a beach getaway in Asia this fall, Phu Quoc in Vietnam should be a top contender. It's is just an hour from Ho Chi Minh City and offers a 30-day visa exemption policy for all foreign passports, CNN wrote.
JW Marriott Emerald Bay Resort in Phu Quoc island.
CNN advises travelers that there are plenty to do aside from lounging and snorkeling around Ong Lang beach in Phu Quoc. The Phu Quoc Prison museum offers a peek into the island’s dark history while the Phu Quoc National Park and Suoi Tranh Waterfall will spoil nature lovers.
As for the food, this island is famous for its fish sauce, so don’t miss every chance to try it which shouldn’t be hard, seeing as it’s a main ingredient of most Vietnamese dishes.
Chengdu (China) tops CNN's picks, followed by Fukuoka (Japan), Jeju (South Korea), Phu Quoc island (Vietnam), and Perth (Australia).
Earlier, Bai Dai (Long beach) in Phu Quoc island has been ranked 20th among the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, according to a list released by Usnews, a US media company.
Phu Quoc island is renowned for its beaches and stunning scenery. Long Beach in particular features strikingly soft white sand and crystal-clear waters. This stretch of sand is also home to numerous resorts, most of which feature huge pools and rooms geared toward families.
In 2017, Phu Quoc welcomed nearly 361,500 international visitors, up 72% from a year earlier, according to Kien Giang province's Department of Tourism.