Many international travelers are thrilled to go kayaking and admire the pristine beauty of the Cua Can River in Phu Quoc City, a popular tourist site in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.
The Cua Can River in the namesake commune in the city meanders around mountain ranges covered with green trees, to the sea, creating a dreamy space for kayaking and natural exploration.
Nguyen Van Dung, a kayaking tour operator in the commune, said on Saturday that like the charming Duong and Rach Tram Rivers, the Cua Can River, with clean water, fascinates throngs of visitors to the Vietnamese island.
The 20-kilometer-long river runs across four communes, including Cua Can, Cua Duong, Bai Thom, and Ganh Dau before flowing into the sea.
|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 lined with nipa palm trees, mangroves, and acacia trees.
The Cua Can River turns serene from November to April, smoothing the way for domestic and international visitors to go kayaking and immerse themselves in the picturesque scenery.
“The river has emerged as an appealing tourist attraction for foreigners due to its unspoiled natural beauty,” Dung said.
His firm serves at least 1,000 international visitors each year.
Some 50 foreign tourists coming from Poland and the United States took kayaking tours in the Cua Can River on Saturday.
They were exhilarated with the water sport and stunning landscape.
Some international tourists opted to board a ship running along the river to admire the scenic view and learn more about locals’ lifestyle.
Alexandria Ramirez, an American traveler, said that Phu Quoc Island is an ideal tourist destination. She was surprised by the beauty of the river there.
It was sunny and warm on the island, so she and her friends were keen on going kayaking there, she said.
“Traveling to Phu Quoc Island is an interesting experience. People here are friendly, while the food is tasty and the river is gorgeous,” according to Ramirez.
“We will 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|
Statistics from the Kien Giang Department of Tourism indicated that since the start of the year, the province has welcomed more than 548,000 international visitors.
Of the total, over 540,000 tourists came 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|