Vietnam - Phu Quoc island
- What is it?
Phu Quoc is also called the Pearl Island, the largest island in Vietnam, is also the largest of 22 islands in this population, located in the Gulf of Thailand. Phu Quoc Island, along with other islands forming Phu Quoc island district, Kien Giang provine. The entire island has a total area of 589.23 km² (according to statistics of land in 2005), nearly the size of Singapore island 1960s before leveling reclamation. Duong Dong Town, located in the northwest, is the capital of the island.
Phu Quoc is located 120 km from Rach Gia and Ha Tien town 45 km. In 2006, the biosphere reserve of coast and island district, Kien Giang including this area recognized by UNESCO as world biosphere reserve.
- Why to come?
Phu Quoc is beautiful island deep in the Gulf of Thailand, Kien Giang province. In the southern coast of the country, the island of Phu Quoc Ngoc – the largest island in Vietnam, is also the largest of 22 islands in this population. Crystal clear water, peaceful streams and many unique seafood is great advantage of Phu Quoc tourism.
Kien Giang provincial, Phu Quoc is known as the Pearl Island. With the clear blue beaches like Bai Sao and Bai, Phu Quoc is the paradise for beach lovers. Duong Dong Town is home to the busiest people on the Island, especially the night market located near Dinh Cau. In addition, Ham Ninh fishing village, Ganh Oil and An Thoi archipelago is also the attractions not to be missed when traveling to Phu Quoc. Specialty of Phu Quoc is not only fresh seafood but also Phu Quoc pepper, grown along the red dirt road going to North Island, Ganh oil.
- How to go?
To visit Phu Quoc island, traveler could take a flight from Noi Bai domestic airport of Hanoi or from Tan Son Nhat airport of Sai Gon city.
Another option, tourists also could take a bus from Saigon city to Rach Gia and embark the boat to Phu Quoc island.
Travelers could rent bycicles, scooters, cars in Phu Quoc is quite convenient. Pedaling bycicle around the island, visitors will know that Phu Quoc is the most beautiful island in Vietnam. Tourists also could go to Bai Dai beach which is top ten of most natural and beautiful beach in the world by BBC. Tourist also should be missed Bai Sao which owns the 7 km white smooth sandy beach. Moveover tourists should visit Vinpearl Safari – the largest safari in Vietnam and enjoy playing game at Vinpearl Phu Quoc with water park, Aquarium and Performing dolphin parks. Specially, if you are a fan of diving, you must try scuba diving or snorkeling in An Thoi archipelago.