The fastest way to reach the idyllic sea and pristine beauty of Phu Quoc Island is either by plane or by boat. Traveling by plane, you will reach the Duong Don Airport which has daily connections to Ho Chi Minh City or to Rach Gia. Reaching the island by boat (fast ferry hydrofoils or small fast ferries) is possible either from Rach Gia, Ha Tien or Hon Chong but make sure you check availability depending on the season of your visit.
Phu Quoc Island
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Phnom-Penh / Pochentong
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- Temperature: 29 °C
- Wind: South, 9.3 km/h
- Pressure: 1012 hPa
- Rel. Humidity: 75 %
- Visibility: 10 km
176.3 km North-Northeast
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 02:00
A quiet spot of land in the Gulf of Thailand, where temples and lighthouses honor the fishermen protecting goddess Thien Hau, Phu Quoc Island has gained fame through its economy centered around fishing. With traditional fish sauce factories, markets where drying anchovies show the richness of the sea and a newly founded pearl farm, the Vietnamese destination designated both National Park and protected marine environment is one where the blue of the sea brings peace and serenity along with its waves.
The Island of 99 Peaks
Roughly triangular in shape, Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest island which was turned into a National Park in the year 2001. Covering approximately 570 square kilometers (222 square miles), the rich grounds with deep connection to the abundant abyss lie in the Kien Gaiang Province, just off the Cambodian coast. Besides the main island with the seat at Duong Dong, there are other 21 smaller islets which build the Phu Quoc district. The territory which has been occupied by Cambodia, France or the United States throughout history, was sparsely populated until the 1750s and the wild nature was a characteristics which has not lost its attributes. Among the mountain range nicknamed the ''99 Peaks'', Chua is the tallest at 603 meters (1,978 feet) offering incredible panoramic views.
Sea Specialties in Special Places
Duong Dong Town situated on the West coast is the largest on the island, carrying the name of the river which connects it to the sea. If exploring Phu Quoc for its traditional products like fish sauce or sea cucumbers, this town is the place to start as most of the renowned factories were built along the river. For a quieter vacation, the Cua Can Village can be a unique experience with its wooden bridges which can be crossed only by foot or motorbike.
Fishermen Tales and Rose Myrtle Wine
The seashores at Phu Quoc where the waves whisper fishermen tales can fit everyone's preferences. Here you can find your spot in the fine sand no matter if you prefer to be among people enjoying the sunny horizons or alone for a more intimate delight. Try Truong (Long Beach) if you simply care about the beauty of the outdoors and not so much about the deserted or packed; Bai Thom or Sao Beach are two more isolated options. Tours are organized for the ones curious to visit the black pepper or the cashew nut plantations in the center of the island. For a terrestrial adventure, try hiking to the Suoi Da Ban Waterfall; for an aquatic one scuba diving and snorkeling are available.
Sip the local Rose Myrtle Wine while watching the Vietnamese sunset and learn more about the idyllic fishnets on Phy Quoc Island.