Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam. It is located in the Gulf of Siam, just off the Cambodian coast. The island is very mountainous, densely forested and ringed with some of most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. The island is well known for its high-quality fish sauce; Phu Quoc fish sauce smells particularly good since it is made from a small fish, ca com, with a high level of protein.
The main attraction on Phu Quoc are its beaches, however others include the Phu Quoc Pearl Farm, Ham Ninh fishing village, Phu Quoc National Park and the island’s fish sauce factories. Snorkeling and diving are also popular activities. Also, there are several historical sites on the island: National Hero Nguyen Trung Truc's military base, Gia Long King relics from the time he spent on the island, and Phu Quoc prison.
Off the coast of the island emerges a group of 105 islands of all sizes. Some of them are densely inhabited such as Hon Tre and Kien Hai, 25 km from Rach Gia. Visitors can spend time on the beach or hike while observing the wild animals.
Things to See & Do
* Ham Ninh Fishing village
* Sao beach
* Phu Quoc Pearl Farm
* Fish Sauce factory tour
* Phu Quoc National Park
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – đồng (₫) (VND)
Language – Vietnamese
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Population – 80,000 approx
Land Area - 585 km2
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 84
Port Location – The port at Phu Quoc is located in Duong Dong Harbor.
Travel Links – Phu Quoc is served by Phu Quoc Airport with air links to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)'s Tan Son Nhat Airport and Rach Gia's Rach Gia Airport.
There are ferries and hydrofoils between Phu Quoc to Rach Gia, Ha Tien and Hon Chong.