Some tips for traveling Phu Quoc IslandUnder Blog
Dubbed as the Pearl Island, Phu Quoc is one of the most beautiful islands in Vietnam. Located in Gulf of Thai Lan in Kien Giang Province, it is featured with stunning beaches, diverse flora and fauna system, unique historical and traditional values as well as amazing surroundings.
Where to go?
Phu Quoc’s climate is divided into 2 significant seasons in year, including dry season and rainy season. The dry season is from November to April of the next year, while the rainy season is from May to October. The average temperature is about 28°C and the weather is cool all year round, which make you can visit anytime in year. However the best time to travel Phu Quoc is January and February.
How to travel?
There are various ways to travel to Phu Quoc. You can travel by couch or bus to Rach Gia, Kien Giang and then take a boat to the island or fly to Phu Quoc.
You also can travel on air from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Can Tho and Rach Gia to Phu Quoc Airport.
What to see and do?
There are plenty of things you can do in a sea haven like Phu Quoc. Besides general activities such as sightseeing, swimming, sun bathing, etc, you can specially enjoy the following interesting activities in Phu Quoc:
Diving and snorkeling to see coral reefs
The very rich ecosystem of undersea in An Thoi Archipelago, Mong Tay, Doi Moi or Thay Boi Islands is awesome places to see coral. Especially, Phu Quoc is the top destination having diverse species of coral in Vietnam with 17 different species. It would be really amazing experience when enjoying the life under the ocean.
Fishing and discovering desert islands
You will take a fishing boat with local fisherman and go offshore to try to catch fish and sea products. It is very interesting when you can eat what you’ve just catch right away on the boat.
Phu Quoc is a complex of so many different islands and archipelago, including various ones with no resident. A trip to discover these desert islands will bring a lot of fun and interests. You will have chance to try to be a real “Robinson” for one day.
Catching squid at night
When the night falls down, the life at the sea become more busy and viral. It is time the locals use small boats to catch squid. You will have chance to explore the life on the sea at night, floating on a small boat and catch lively and fresh squid. It is also a way to find out about the life of the locals on the islands.
Discovering the old-growth forests
Phu Quoc is not only famous for stunning beaches and undersea world; they are also national parks with diverse and pristine mainland ecosystem. The amazing primary forests in here is ideal for trekking, discovering and researching natural life and other picnic activities.
Visiting fish sauce manufacture: fish sauce is one of the most famous specialties of Phu Quoc and the whole country.
Coi Nguon Museum: visiting conservation areas of sea bird and dog vortex (a very unique species of dog only in Phu Quoc), visiting traditional house.
Visiting the area of rearing pearl
Visiting some historical relics found in Vietnam War.
Visiting some fishing villages, especially the famous ancient fishing village of Ham Ninh.
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