Foreign tourists at Phu Quoc island (Photo VNA)

International tourists increased by 40 percent against the same period last year.

On average the district welcomed about 7,000 holidaymakers each day.

According to Vice Chairman of the district’s People’s Committee Huynh Quang Hung, Sun Group will put into operation An Thoi - Hon Thom cable car in early February to serve tourists on the traditional New Year (Tet).

The district is carrying out measures to ensure safety for tourists during Tet holiday.

Located on the Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand marine economic corridor, Phu Quoc is dubbed the “pearl” island.

Phu Quoc features a monsoon tropical climate. It has two seasons, the dry season from November to April and the rainy season from May to October. The average temperature is 28 degrees Celsius, allowing visitors to enjoy the island’s beauty at any time of the year.

Phu Quoc National Park is one of the most attractive places in the district. It is home to 929 plant species, of which 42 are listed in the Vietnamese and world red books of endangered species. The park is part of the Kien Giang biosphere reserve, which was recognised as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2006.

The island was named as one of the 10 most beautiful Asian islands to visit in summer by tourism site www.topinspired.com.

"This peaceful tropical paradise is Vietnam's largest island, which has rapidly morphed from a sleepy island to a must-visit destination. It's still largely undeveloped as there is plenty of room for exploration. Dive the reefs, kayak in the bays or relax by lounging on the beach, indulging in a massage and dining on fresh seafood. It really is a perfect escape from reality and everyday life,” the site said./.

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