CNN eyes Phu Quoc among Top places for autumn
Update: Sep 14, 2018
The US’s Cable News Network (CNN) has listed Viet Nam among the Top 5 Asia-Pacific destinations to visit this autumn.  

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The News said: “If you're dreaming of a beach getaway in Asia this fall, Phu Quoc in Viet Nam should be a top contender. For starters, the dry season begins in November and runs till April.”

In addition, it's is just an hour from Ho Chi Minh city and offers a 30-day visa exemption policy for all foreign passports.

According to CNN, formerly a prison island during French colonial times, Phu Quoc's photogenic setting and clear waters caught the attention of international brands like JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, which debuted its Bill Bensley-designed resort late last year.

In its introduction about activities on the island, CNN said there's plenty to do aside from lounging and snorkeling around Ong Lang beach. As for the food, this island is famous for its fish sauce.

The Phu Quoc Prison Museum offers a peek into the island's dark history, while the Phu Quoc National Park and Suoi Tranh Waterfall will spoil nature lovers.

Other places which made CNN’s list are Chengdu (China), Fukuoka (Japan), Jeju (the Republic of Korea), and Perth (Australia).