The Hanoitimes - Phu Quoc is very famous for pearl farming, fish sauce, pepper and “ruou sim”, a wine made from sim fruit or Rose Myrtle.
Phu Quoc, the largest island in southern Vietnam, has been ranked the second among the destinations to look out for, locations that are foreseen to be developing further over the next years and will play a role in the meetings and incentives industry, according to a list released by Pacific World, the leading global destination and event management company.
“The largest island in Vietnam, Phu Quoc, is becoming increasingly popular with the introduction of more domestic connections from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and international flights from Guangzhou and Bangkok. With basic infrastructure in place, Phu Quoc is quickly transforming into an emerging resort island destination”, Pacific World wrote.
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Sumba, Indonesia tops the list, followed by Phu Quoc, Vietnam, Apulia, Italy, Gangneung, South Korea.
Earlier, 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.
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.