PHU QUOC ISLAND
Vietnam has strong potential in sea tourism, with a coastline of more than 3,000 kilometers and many
magnificent beaches and bays
Map of Phu Quoc Island
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Phu Quoc is about
the same size as Singapore , 600 sq.kms and is the largest of all
Vietnamese islands, , near the Gulf of Thailand..
It is the only place in Vietnam you can
enjoy the sun setting over the ocean. Phu Quoc has retained its pristine beauty, with 99 mountains and hills covered in green
primitive forests with majestic waterfalls and bubbling streams. The fresh sea breezes and stunning sandy beaches touching
crystal clear blue waters make this a true paradise. The island has beautiful waterfalls, peaceful streams, cool sea breezes
and fine sand beaches with crystal clear blue water. At night, the sea sparkles with hundreds of lights from fishing boats.Phu
Quoc is also know as Viwtnam’s Bali Island
This beautiful island
lies 65 miles off the south-west coast of Vietnam
and is genuinely unspoiled by time and tourism. Travelers say that "Vietnam
is like Thailand 20 years ago". If that's
true, then Phu Quoc is like Vietnam used
to be ten years ago.
Renowned as a tropical
leisure paradise and sun lover's retreat, Phu Quoc is studded with over 26 picturesque islands, and its 150 km coastline abounds
with beautiful white sandy beaches with year-round sunshine, at a comfortable temperature of 27 degrees Celsisus
The beach area's
white sands and crystal clear waters provide an excellent sanctuary for the abundant marine wildlife and wide-range of recreational
tourism operators are tapping the potential of the wonderful coastline and are developing seaside resorts and hotels, and
sea entertainments and sports to cater to both local and foreign tourists.
Phu Quoc has experienced
a tourism boom, with 30,700 visitors in 2000, 144,000 in 2001, 300,000 in 2002, 480,000 in 2003 and 768,000 in 2004. In particular,
foreign tourists soared from 5,700 in 2000 to 43,500 in 2001, 117,000 in 2002, 187,000 in 2003 and 299,500 in 2004.
There are many entertainment
and relaxation programs, such as fishing, paragliding, scuba diving and parasailing.