Hanoi (VNA) – Phu Quoc Island off the coast of Mekong Delta
province of Kien Giang has been named among the 17 best places in Asia by Cable News
Network (CNN).

The US-based television network recommended travelers to try
the largest island of Vietnam, which is also dubbed as “Pearl Island.” The
island is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia and the
world’s longest overseas cable car, it said.

Earlier, CNN Travel has published a list of the best things
to do in the island.

Besides resting on beautiful beaches such as Sao beach, Long beach and Ong Lang beach, travelers can kayak through fishing villages or dine
on fresh seafood aboard a floating platoon, go squid fishing or visit a pearl

Whether you’re keen to snorkel or scuba dive, the waters
around Phu Quoc are teeming with marine life, most of which is centred around
the Phu Quoc Marine Park in the south or the Ganh Dau Coral Gardens just off
the northwestern tip, it said.

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.

Meanwhile, Cua Can river, which winds from the sea into the
centre of the island on the northern end of Phu Quoc, is an ideal place to go
kayaking, especially for beginners, thanks to the calm currents and jungle

Those who want to go trekking can consider Phu Quoc National
Park, which is home to easy walking trails and more than 200 wild animal
species and rare birds.

For an affordable, convivial night out, CNN suggested Ham
Ninh fishing village, which is 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.

Squid fishing is another unforgettable way to spend a night
out, according to CNN./.