The Hanoitimes - Phu Quoc, a 222-square-mile island in the Gulf of Thailand, has welcomed rapid development and an ever-growing list of direct flight connections.
CNN website of the US news television channel, has picked nine things you have to try in Phu Quoc island, offshore Kien Giang province.
According to CNN, one of the must-try things in Phu Quoc is to dive right in. Whether you're keen to snorkel or scuba dive, the waters around Phu Quoc are teeming with marine life, most of which is centered around the Phu Quoc Marine Park in the south or the Ganh Dau Coral Gardens just off the northwestern tip.
In addition to crabs, squid and hundreds of coral reef fish, you might also be lucky enough to spot a hawksbill turtle or a green turtle -- both of which are endangered.
Phu Quoc island in Kien Giang province.
In addition, CNN also picked dining at Ham Ninh fishing village as one of the best way to explore Phu Quoc. A combination of an outdoor restaurant and seafood market, Ham Ninh fishing village promises an affordable, convivial night out.
Located on the eastern coast, the village is set inland from the ocean along a canal where stilt houses, colorful boats and floating restaurants hover above the water. For lunch or dinner, travelers can simply pick from the daily catch and choose a preparation method -- grilled, steamed, hot pot style or fried up with local pepper, garlic and a mountain of Vietnamese herbs, CNN wrote.
In addition, travelers can go kayaking in Phu Quoc. On the northern end of Phu Quoc, Cua Can river winds from the sea into the center of the island. The 14-kilometer stretch of water is an ideal place to go kayaking, especially for beginners, thanks to the calm currents and jungle surrounds. If you're confident in the kayak, travelers can paddle out into the ocean and explore nearby coral reefs and isles.
Part of the larger UNESCO-recognized Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, the island has no shortage of flora and fauna. In fact, roughly 70% of the island is covered by untouched forests and mountains.
Ham Ninh fishing village.
The namesake Phu Quoc National Park is home to easy walking trails, as well as trees that look like they sprouted in the Jurassic era and more than 200 wild animal species and rare birds, such as the great hornbill.
There are many things visitors know before visiting Phu Quoc, including visit a farm, catch an unforgettable, sunset, go squid fishing, head to the night market, ride the cable car.