Phu Quoc to host largest regional sea festival
Update: Sep 23, 2016
Phu Quoc Island is likely to host Southeast Asia’s largest sea festival next year, according to the Epizode sea festival co-operation project being arranged by Russian entertainment company Epizode, Vietnamese event organiser Dong Do Show Co., and 99 Mountains Company, developer of Sunset Sanato Resort on Phu Quoc.

The festival is under the Real Utility to Reality project organised in countries such as Cambodia, Georgia, Ukraine, and Russia.

In Viet Nam, it will feature a wide range of activities, including music and sports events that can potentially attract hundreds of thousands of people.

It will take place in Viet Nam twice, for around 15 days each time.

Dong Do Show has not yet disclosed the exact dates as it is completing necessary procedures to hold the festival.

The events will be held on Phu Quoc beach and use environment-friendly materials. The organisers expect to create a spectacle with modern lighting and sound but also elements of traditional Vietnamese culture.

In the first five months of this year Phu Quoc received 534,000 visitors, up 52 percent year-on-year.

The figure includes 108,000 foreign arrivals, up 2.1 percent.

By 2020, Phu Quoc targets 2-3 million visitors a year, with around 40 percent being foreigners.