The mesmerizing Cua Can River flows through the namesake commune, creating a dreamlike space for kayaking and exploring nature. This river, along with the charming Duong and Rach Tram Rivers, attracts numerous visitors to the beautiful Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam.
Spanning 20 kilometers, the river traverses four communes: Cua Can, Cua Duong, Bai Thom, and Ganh Dau before meeting the sea. With its crystal-clear water, the Cua Can River captivates both domestic and international tourists.
|International travelers on board a ship admire the scenic view of the Cua Can River on Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre
Both banks of the river are adorned with nipa palm trees, mangroves, and acacia trees.
From November to April, the Cua Can River becomes tranquil, providing an ideal setting for kayaking and immersing oneself in the breathtaking scenery.
“The unspoiled natural beauty of this river makes it a popular tourist attraction for foreigners,” said Nguyen Van Dung, a kayaking tour operator in the commune.
His firm annually serves about 1,000 international visitors.
Last Saturday, around 50 tourists from Poland and the United States embarked on kayaking tours along the Cua Can River. They expressed their exhilaration with the water sport and the stunning landscape.
Some tourists chose to board a ship sailing along the river, allowing them to appreciate the picturesque view and gain insights into the locals’ way of life.
Alexandria Ramirez, an American traveler, shared that Phu Quoc Island is an enchanting destination, and she was amazed by the beauty of the river. She and her friends were excited to go kayaking due to the sunny weather on the island.
“Traveling to Phu Quoc Island is an interesting experience. The locals are friendly, the food is delicious, and the river is splendid,” remarked Ramirez.
“We will definitely return to Phu Quoc and stay longer next time.”
|The Cua Can River on Phu Quoc Island turns serene from November to April. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre
|Foreign visitors go kayaking for some two kilometers in the Cua Can River to explore the natural beauty of the river. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre
|A foreigner takes a selfie on a boat in the Cua Can River. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre
According to statistics from the Kien Giang Department of Tourism, the province has welcomed over 548,000 international visitors since the beginning of this year. These tourists mainly come from South Korea, India, China, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Poland, and the United States.
|The Cua Can River is over 20 kilometers long, meandering around green mountain ranges down to the sea. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre