Phu Quoc Island is an attractive destination for local and foreign tourists. It has the largest jungle forest of Vietnam. All around the island has beautiful white sand with famous specialties such as pepper, fish sauce, pearl and wild fruit wine.
Many visitors want to know why the name of the island is also Phu Quoc Pearl Island. The water in Phu Quoc is always blue and clear. Under the water, there are a lot of oysters, scallops, sea mussels and sea snails living. They are main mollusks creating very beautiful pearls. Phu Quoc Island is one of the largest pearl producers of Vietnam.
Phu Quoc Island, the “Pearl Island”, along with other islands forms Phu Quoc Island district, Kien Giang province, Vietnam. Phu Quoc – the Pearl Island, is the largest island in Vietnam, with the 22 islands, and located in the Thailand Gulf.
Phu Quoc located 120 km from Rach Gia and 45 km from Ha Tien town. In 2006, the biosphere reserve of coastal and island district Kien Giang was recognized as a biosphere reservation area in the world by UNESCO.
Around the island, there are a lot of beautiful wild beaches: Truong beach, Kem beach, Ghenh Dau beach, Rach Tran, and Rach Vem. Once coming to the island, tourists will get chance to swim in the sea and at a waterfall, to climb up the mountains or to observe the wild animals in the forests.
The entire island has a total area of 589.23 km², roughly the size of Singapore. Duong Dong Town, located in the northwest, is the capital of the island. There are many projects to invest in Phu Quoc, especially resort projects for tourism. Phu Quoc now becomes an ideal tourist destination for many visitors all around the world.
Residential community on the Island has lived since the 17th century. Before 1975, the island’s population is about 5,000 people; most of their works are fishing and cultivation. After reunification day 1975, immigrants from many regions of the country began coming to the island to live and work here, forming a densely populated community, so far at approximately 95,000 people.
Phu Quoc is considered an original place of Cao Dai. Today the island has two Cao Dai Temples in the town of Duong Dong. In Phu Quoc Island, there are many religions developing in the life of the local people such as Christian and Buddhism.
Besides the fishing and cultivation, the inhabitants of Phu Quoc Island now work in tourism. Phu Quoc attracts more and more tourists coming here to relax because of its beautiful beaches and clean water. Many hotels and resorts have been built on the island, creating a good place for leisure.
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To visit Phu Quoc island, travelers can fly from Ho Chi Minh City around 60 minutes or from Rach Gia around 40 minutes or use the boat from Ha Tien town around 8 hours.
Phu Quoc island has become the paradise of tourism of the island and beach in Vietnam for domestic and international tourists.