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Tourists enamored with camping, feeding fish on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island

Tourists enamored with camping, feeding fish on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island

Wednesday, May 01, 2024, 16:34 GMT+7
Tourists enamored with camping, feeding fish on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island
Tourists feed fish during an exploration tour on Phu Quoc Island. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Phu Quoc Island off southwestern Vietnam enchants visitors not only with its popular tourist sites but also with a series of fascinating experiences such as camping and feeding fish during the ongoing Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers' Day (May 1) holiday.

A representative of the Phu Quoc international airport said on Tuesday that 36 flights brought tourists to the island, administered by Kien Giang Province, for the five-day holiday starting on Saturday last week.

The island was set to welcome 39 more flights on Wednesday.

Lam Thi Chan, a tourist from Soc Trang Province, enjoys her Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers' Day (May 1) holiday on Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province, southwestern Vietnam. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Lam Thi Chan, a tourist from Soc Trang Province, enjoys her Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers' Day (May 1) holiday on Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province, southwestern Vietnam. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Dozens of ferries and speedboats have been mobilized to serve visitors during the holiday.

Since the start of the holiday, crowds of tourists have flocked to Phu Quoc City, said Nguyen Minh Tam, director of a tourism service company in An Thoi Ward.

“Many tourists hailing from the southwestern region are keen on sea bathing, admiring coral reefs, and feeding fish,” Tam said.

“Tours featuring such experiences as sleeping in a tent and sailing to the sea for catching and feeding fish are favored by tourists traveling in groups,” said Vu Van Hau, a representative of Loi Dinh Phu Quoc Trade, Service and Tourism Company.

“The fish caught will be processed and cooked by the tourists,” he said, asserting that these tours are safe.

“Phu Quoc Island is gorgeous this season, with crystal-clear blue water,” said Lam Thi Chan, a tourist from the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang. 

“A tour to Phu Quoc completely satisfied me.

“Swimming, exploring coral reefs, and feeding fish are wonderful activities on Phu Quoc Island."

Kien Giang Province welcomed some 68,300 tourist arrivals on Tuesday, with 3,990 international visitors, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.

Of the total, nearly 29,500 tourists visited Phu Quoc.

Tourists swim and explore coral on Phu Quoc Island. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Tourists swim and explore coral on Phu Quoc Island. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Visitors are exhilarated with fishing on Phu Quoc Island. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Visitors are exhilarated with fishing on Phu Quoc Island. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Tourists are captivated by camping, catching fish and feeding fish activities on Phu Quoc Island. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Tourists are captivated by camping, catching fish, and feeding fish activities on Phu Quoc Island. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Tourists are recommended to watch the sunset on Phu Quoc Island. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Tourists are recommended to watch the sunset on Phu Quoc Island. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

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