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Phu Quoc is voted in top ten must-see islands in South East Asia in 2016

eOasia travel site has suggested Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam as one of 10 most suitable islands to visit, next to Koh Samui, Thailand or Koh Rong, Campuchia.

eOasia travel site has suggested Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam as one of 10 most suitable islands to visit, next to Koh Samui, Thailand or Koh Rong, Cambodia.

Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc is voted in top ten must-see islands in South East Asia in 2016

This is the largest island in Vietnam, locating in the Gulf of Thailand near to the beach of Cambodia. Phu Quoc Island is famous as peaceful destination which is especially suitable for foreign tourists. Tourists can easily find restaurants with fresh seafood and delicious drinks, besides some experiences like cycling on the beach, visiting fishing villages, exploring temples- pagodas…

Taken by Hugh Derr photographer

Kho Samui, Thailand  

Phu Quoc is voted in top ten must-see islands in South East Asia in 2016

The attractive island, Koh Samui is always appeared in the list of tourist attractions in Thailand. With a good travel organisation of locals, tourists will find the best resorts to relax with your family and friends. On the island, there are many temple and street shops which warmly welcome tourists to visit and enjoy foods. White sand beaches and blue sea in Koh Samui will give unforgettable memorises.

Taken by Steve Jurvetson photographer

Gili Islands, Indonesia

Phu Quoc is voted in top ten must-see islands in South East Asia in 2016

Locating on the beach of Lombok, 3 small island, Giki Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno are should- visit destinations in Indonesia. The places are famous in ten years, especially July, August and November. Gili Trawangan is an ideal place for party lovers, meanwhile, Gili Air is suitable for family or lover couples holiday and famous for diving activities. On the 3 small islands, there are no motorbikes or cars, tourists can walk or cycle to visit. Gili Meno is a primitive destination in Gili islands.

Picture resource: worldfortraveller.

Karimun Jawa, Indonesia

Phu Quoc is voted in top ten must-see islands in South East Asia in 2016

Including 27 small islands at offshore of Java sea, Karimun Jawa is one of the most comfortable destinations in Indonesia. This place is still affected by human and there are less tourists than Gili islands. Karimun Jawa also has sea national park with white sand beaches, coconut trees, fresh water, and colourful coral reef.  

Taken by Adityo Sastromuljono

Koh Rong, Cambodia

 
Phu Quoc is voted in top ten must-see islands in South East Asia in 2016
 

If you want to find an island to wallow into the bustling atmosphere of parties in South East Asia, it is Koh Rong, Cambodia. Nowadays, this place quickly becomes the most tourist attraction in Cambodia. This place is far 25 km from Sihanoukville in the Gulf of Thailand. If you go by cruise from Sihanoukville, you only need to spend 2.5 hours to transfer to Koh Rong.

Taken by eOasia

Si Phan Don, Laos

Phu Quoc is voted in top ten must-see islands in South East Asia in 2016
 

“Si Phan Don” name means “4000 islands” with a wetland in the South, at the end of Mekong River in Laos. This place will bring unforgettable peaceful feeling for tourists when spending one day on hammock. Si Phan Don has many interesting activities like kayaking, cycling or cruising. If you are lucky, you can see dolphins. The largest island is Don Khong, however travel services organise in two islands, Don Det and Don Khon.

Photo resource: reflexioneneinessuchenden

Koh Chang, Thailand

Phu Quoc is voted in top ten must-see islands in South East Asia in 2016
 

Koh Chang means elephant island in Thailand and is the second largest island in Trat Province, Thailand. Not like other islands, Koh Chang is still primitive, peaceful and comfortable for tourists. The island is more and more attractive for backpackers, resorts and hotels appear and reach the international standard. You can visit waterfall, sea diving and in night you can wallow into the life of locals.

Taken by Pietro Motta

Sampoerna & Sipadan, Malaysia

Phu Quoc is voted in top ten must-see islands in South East Asia in 2016
 

Two islands, Sampoerna and Sipadan have a general name as Borneo. This place is ideal for diving activity and Sipandan is also one of the most various sea ecosystem life with Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The easiest way to transfer to Borneo is direct flight from Kuala Lumpur.

Taken by Memang Rizalis

Langkawi, Malaysia

Phu Quoc is voted in top ten must-see islands in South East Asia in 2016
 

The archipelago includes 99 islands, which is seen as Jewel of Kedah. Langkawi has wonderful water sea which is famous as tax- free selling attracting shopping lovers from Malaysia and other countries. The archipelago is ideal for ecosystem tourism’s activities thanks to sea park and geographic park. Tourists can flight to Langkawi from Penang, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or go by ferry from Penang.

Taken by Poortraveller

Flores, Indonesia

Phu Quoc is voted in top ten must-see islands in South East Asia in 2016

Flores is one of the most beautiful islands in Indonesia which is attracting more and more tourists. If you visit here from February to May, you can visit Komodo dragon national park which is recognised as the world heritage. Flores is seen as sanctuary of divers, tourists can see shark, dolphin or skate.

Taken by Yusmar Yahaya

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