Travel+Leisure: Phu Quoc is one of 23 best destinations in 2023

Tuesday, 17/01/2023 15:57
The prestigious travel magazine Travel+Leisure (Asian edition) has listed the pearl island of Phu Quoc in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang among the 23 best destinations for travel in 2023.

Ranked 3rd on the list, Phu Quoc was rated as “the new star of Vietnam”.

 Tourists snorkeling in Phu Quoc (Photo: NDO)

According to Travel+Leisure, the better air connection helps foreign tourists, especially Indian tourists, have the opportunity to explore more destinations in Vietnam, not only Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi or Ha Long Bay.

The magazine reviews that Phu Quoc is “an enchanting place with white sand beaches, jade-colored forests dotted with waterfalls, rock pools and caves”.

Known as the “pearl island”, more than half of Phu Quoc’s area is preserved as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Phu Quoc is named among the top 10 most wonderful islands in Asia in 2022, voted by readers of the famous magazine Condé Nast Traveler (USA). (Photo: ShutterStock) 

Luxury resorts on the island are geared towards sustainability, making it a heaven for responsible travelers.

“The best souvenir is the island’s famous fish sauce. Buy this fish sauce at a traditional fishing village like Ham Ninh, and don't forget to enjoy fresh seafood here,” suggests Travel+Leisure.

This list includes other famous destinations with unspoiled ecosystems, scenic beauty or rich cuisine such as Alberta (Canada), AlUla (Saudi Arabia), Fukuoka (Japan) and Malta./.