What to do in Phu Quoc Island?

One of the paradises for holidays in Vietnam - Phu Quoc island, often sounds like Fukok. In this article I will try to talk about the nuances and make my own review about this place. My trip was in 2019, in December, so some nuances could change. On the Phu Quoc island in Vietnam Russian agencies are actively selling tours, we will consider the options at the end of the article. This package will include both charter flights and hotels with meals. But you can get here on your own, there are many low-cost airlines from the mainland. Such flights cost from $10. Or fly with a company Vietnam airlines with food and great comfort, but a little more expensive. Of course, a lot will depend on the place of departure. By the way, for those who plan to travel from Ho Chi Minh City There is an option to take a ferry.

First impressions and what to expect from Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc only gaining its tourist popularity. The island is actively built up with hotels along the coast. There is still enough construction debris, workers and chaos, but just ignore it. The level of service has already grown significantly today, and with it the prices. Therefore, you are guided by the usual average check, details about food on the island will be below.

The main attractions of Fukuoka

There are enough interesting places on the island for every taste. A lot of entertainment is available to tourists, but you need to look for them. Main and main visiting the best beaches.

What sea is washed by Vietnam

Also trips to temple complexes, a waterfall and a national park. The best attractions of Phu Quoc Island:

1. Duong Dong or Duong Dong the capital of Phu Quoc island. There are not only numerous cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, but also the famous Long Beach, which is considered the most visited by tourists.

The town itself is small, but very colorful. Literally at every step there are interesting places, pagodas and ancient temples.

There is also a night market where you can buy a variety of local delicacies. The night market is located along the river bank and next to it there is a piece of the old city, which has preserved the primitive architecture of Duong Dong.

2. Cableway. You can look at the natural beauty of the Pineapple National Park from a bird's eye view. For this, using cable car in Phu Quoc, stretched between the islands of Thom and Phu Quoc.

The spectacle of tourists is simply extraordinary: turquoise sea surface, bays, indented with islands, coral reefs. The length of the road is 8 kilometers and it is the longest non-stop cable car, listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

3. coconut prison, which is a gloomy large building, which is one of the main attractions of the island. It was built by colonial American troops during the Indochina War in 1949 for the Vietnamese military. The prison got its name because initially its prisoners were taken to work in coconut plantations.

4. Phu Quoc National Park. The park is located right in the rainforest. In it you can see a huge variety of flora and fauna of Fukuoka. The park itself was created on June 8, 2001, and it is declared one of the best biosphere reserves according to UNESCO.

5. Phu Quoc beaches. The most popular beach is Long Beach, located in the capital of the island. Its length is more than 20 kilometers. The beach has a developed infrastructure, beautiful natural locations, pure white sand.

You can admire the beautiful views and on Bai Sao beach, which is located 25 kilometers from Duong Dong. It is quiet, picturesque and peaceful on its shore, so it is perfect for families with children.

From the nuances:

at the entrance to the beach you need to leave a deposit of 100 dong ($ 000) for parking. With this money you can order something at the bar. Sun loungers, swings and umbrellas are also paid, but inexpensive.

Ong Lang Beach It is considered one of the most developed and expensive villas, houses and hotels are located on its territory. Just on this beach there was a hotel resort where we stayed while visiting the island. Detailed overview of the room, prices and photos.

The beach is suitable for tourists who appreciate the high level of service and tranquility.

On the west coast of the island lies Dinh Cau beach. Tourists expect clear water, a convenient gentle entrance to the sea, an abundance of coconut palms.

Nuances: located in a busy part of the city

starfish beach, about which they wrote in detail. It should be considered rather as part of an excursion, since it is quite difficult to get there.

If you want service, restaurants and entertainment, then choose paid beaches as part of restaurants. Often such places are located on the Long Beach site. They can be found simply by traveling around the island on a bike.

Usually entrance and parking is free if you visit a cafe / restaurant, or there is a deposit. On the picture shri beach, at the time of my trip it had just opened and was completely unpopular, there were simply no people, but in vain.

6. Temples of Fukuoka. There are enough pagodas and temples in Fukuka. It is worth seeing such interesting ensembles of ancient architecture as the Nguyen Chung Chak Temple on the Cuakan River, the temple of the Cao Dai religion, and the beautiful Ho Quoc pagoda. On the west coast of the island, there are temples such as the golden pagoda of Hung Ko Ty. In the capital of the island, next to the night market, there is the Thai Long Thanh temple.

7. Fukuoka waterfall. An amazing place to see in Phokuoka is a beautiful waterfall in the jungle. Huge streams of water crash down from four meters high, and the attraction itself is only a ten minute drive from Duong Dong. The white Tranh waterfall will leave a lot of impressions on any tourist.

8. Winpearl Land and Winpearl Safari. Safari Park will be a great place for active tourist recreation. You can see animals in their natural habitat.

Tours, excursions and feedback from the visit

Thanks to the excursions, you can get acquainted with more than a hundred species of animals from all over the world.

Any tourist will have something to do on the island of Phu Quoc, whether it is a measured beach holiday with family or friends. Or excursions in the safari park, trips by cable car, visits to temples and pagodas.

Tours to Phu Quoc Island

Tours to Phu Quoc Island are better to choose package tours. It is much more profitable and cheaper for tourists, especially from Russia. Such a tour will not only save time on the road, but also save part of your vacation budget. You can look for good package tours during the high season, when the weather in Fukuoka is good and there are no monsoon rains.

Where is it profitable to buy tours to Phu Quoc Island?

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The average cost of a package tour to a mid-range hotel for two for 11 days will cost about 80-100 thousand rubles. If you want a quality vacation in an expensive hotel, then you can stay on the Radison Blue or Vinprel option, where a vacation for two will cost about 120-130 thousand rubles. Package tours are convenient in that they include virtually all costs, including hotel accommodation, transfers, travel insurance, flights, and sometimes even excursions.

Excursions Phu Quoc

Excursions in Fukuoka are varied. You can order a sightseeing tour in a jeep from the times of the Vietnam War. And ride through the jungle on such roads on which modern cars pass with difficulty.

You can also visit the famous Phu Quoc crocodile farm, where you can even feed real alligators.

Tourists can see the Pearl Farm organized on the island and see how fishermen without masks at depth get oysters with real pearls. Vacationers can even get their own personal pearl as a keepsake.

Thanks to a tour of the fishing village, you can plunge into the simple life of the inhabitants of Phu Quoc and taste fresh, literally freshly caught fish and seafood for a penny. Boats for tourists organize sightseeing tours to the beautiful South Islands of Fukuoka with beaches.

Phu Quoc island conclusions

Phu Quoc Island - it's a real gem Vietnam and you can spend an excellent and measured rest on it. It is recognized as one of the most picturesque islands on the planet and at the same time it is considered quite isolated from the tourism industry. Therefore, in Fukuoka, you can see virtually pristine nature with numerous snow-white beaches, turquoise atolls, waterfalls, beautiful rivers, and ancient temples.

If you are planning to buy a tour and are not planning to rent a bike to explore the island, you will most likely enjoy it. Phu Quoc meets with clear sea water and white sand. There are enough Slavic tourists, so many establishments are already posting signs in Russian. Whether this is a plus or a minus is up to you. Do you like meeting fellow countrymen? That's a plus, do you want peace without Russian speech? The beaches are large, and there are many places, it is easy to retire.

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