Australian newspaper praises Phu Quoc Sunset Town as the real Mediterranean in Vietnam

15 February 2023

Recently, Australia's leading travel site, The Sydney Morning Herald suggested visitors to Sunset Town in the South of Phu Quoc Island, a destination with Mediterranean beauty like Italy.

Sunset Town - an Italian beauty in the heart of Phu Quoc

“A massive gladiator statue next to Roman ruins. A diner with a Vespa parked in front, right next to a sign leading to the ruins of Pompeii, which seems to be only a few meters from Siena, Italy. But we are not in Italy, even in a place half a hemisphere away, which is Sunset town on Phu Quoc island", Australia's leading travel site describes the destination and affirms "You will be surprised when you explore every corner of this town.” The article praises all the Italian beauties gathered in Sunset Town such as: clean streets without a fallen leaf, fountains, pots of red geraniums, statues and reliefs, constructions like the ruins of Pompeii or the Colosseum. In particular, the author is also impressed with the Italian beauty in the localized Sunset Town, "how do the pale terracotta steps leading down to the beach of the Gulf of Thailand fit so well?".

Sunset Town - Phu Quoc

Part of the Sunset Town, the bustling An Thoi station takes visitors to the world's longest cable car in Phu Quoc. This aerial "observatory" opened in 2018, offering unlimited views of the An Thoi archipelago. With a speed of about 30 km/h, visitors can see the entire emerald green sea of Phu Quoc and the colorful fishing village. When the high-altitude excursion ends, you will come to Hon Thom, which owns spectacular nature and a very popular water park in Vietnam. The author is also particularly impressed with the international dancers in the resort, with impressive performances and friendly waving."This is an attractive destination, so it is not difficult to understand that the cable car cabins are often crowded on weekends and holidays," the author said.

After his discoveries in the South of Phu Quoc Island and Sunset Town, the author expressed his impression of the outstanding development of the area, where the longest cable car in the world, hotels and new resorts. Especially the Sunset Town of the "giant" Sun Group.

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Phu Quoc - The most attractive destination in Vietnam

Sunset Town - Phu Quoc

The article also dedicates good words to Phu Quoc, an island located in the Gulf of Thailand, just an hour's flight from Ho Chi Minh City. In the north of the island is covered by jungle, owns UNESCO Biosphere Reserve - Phu Quoc National Park. Meanwhile in the South are the impressive works introduced above.

The travel site also suggests that visitors to Phu Quoc must definitely visit Phu Quoc Prison, a famous historical museum, which is known as "hell" on earth. The French colonialists built the prison in 1946 to house Vietnamese patriots. Statues in sweltering cells depict cruel and bizarre torture methods performed on prisoners, or crudely dug tunnels highlight the bravery of heroes. At one point, this 400-hectare prison held up to 40,000 people.

In addition, Phu Quoc is also home to fish sauce, one of the important ingredients of Vietnamese cuisine, which is loved around the world. In 2021, fish sauce was recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam as a national intangible cultural heritage. Visit fish sauce factories in Phu Quoc, learn how anchovies are salted and fermented in giant wooden vats.The article also introduces visitors to experience squid fishing at sunset, visit a pearl farming facility, try street foods in Phu Quoc night market, visit Bai Sao, explore Phu Quoc National Park in the northeast of the island. Island with 27,000 hectares of forest and 20,000 hectares of surrounding sea, experience going through the forest, encountering monkeys and wild animals.

Phu Quoc has all the characteristics that international tourists love in Vietnam such as excellent cuisine, warm and friendly people, long history. The article praises, with this beauty and charm, Phu Quoc deserves to be on the list of favorite destinations for Australian vacations.

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