Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, this natural and untouched wonder covers a total area of about 580 km2. A part of Kien Giang province, the district of Phu Quoc includes the island itself and 105 wonderful islets of all sizes.
The island has a roughly triangular shape with a north-south length of 50km and a west-east width of 25 km. A great part of the terrain is filled with beautiful sandy beaches, but there is a mountainous region with 99 peaks, among which the Peak of Chua Mountain is the tallest one at 603 meters. Due to Phu Quoc’s location in the Gulf of Thailand, itsclimate is monsoonal sub-equatorial with a temperate weather all year round, making trips to Phu Quoc possible any time in the year. However, the best time to travel to this island is around November to September in the dry season, when the sky is blue and clear and the rains are away.
Phu Quoc is famous for its two traditional products: fish sauce and black pepper. The rich fishing grounds offshore provides the anchovy catch from which the prized sauce is made. Pepper cultivation is located inland in the center of the island. More recently a pearl farm was established.
From March 2014, Vietnam allows all foreign tourists to visit Phu Quoc visa-free for a period of up to 30 days
THINGS TO DO IN PHU QUOC ISLAND
Dinh Cau Temple
Da Ban Spring
Dai Beach (Long Beach)
Phu Quoc National Park
Ham Ninh fishing village …
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Goi Ca Trich – Raw herring salad
Ghe Ham Ninh – Ham Ninh Spidercrab
Com chien Ghe – Spidercrab Fried Rice
Nhum Phu Quoc – Echinus
Muc om nuoc mam – Braised Squid with fish sauce
Nam Tram – Tram Mushroom
Goi xoai oc giac – Snails with mango salad
Coi Bien Mai – Grilled oysters with salt and chili
Tiet canh cua – Fresh crab blood
Ruou Sim – Sim wine
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HOW TO GET PHU QUOC ISLAND FROM HO CHI MINH CITY
You can get from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc by several forms of transport – by direct plane, bus with a change to a ferry, or taxi (private transfer). The Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc plane flight time is from 55 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes.
Flights from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc:
Vietnam Airline: (028) 38 320 320
Vietjet Air: 1900 1886
Jetstar: 1900 1550
Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc (with a ferry)
It is possible to reach the island by boat from the small town of Ha Tien or Rach Gia in southern Vietnam. You can get Ha Tien or Rach Gia by bus at Mien Tay Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh.
Mien Tay Bus Station Add: 395 Kinh Duong Vuong Str., Binh Tan District
Tips: You can use Mai Linh or Phuong Trang service
Mai Linh bus: (028) 39 39 39 39
Phuong Trang bus: 1900 6067
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