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Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest and most beautiful island. It’s home to some of the country’s most picturesque beaches and forest. Almost 70% of the island is marked as national park. It’s other great drawcard has been novelty, but that’s changing fast. In less than a decade, Phu Quoc’s charms have made it one of Vietnam’s most popular beach destinations, rivalling longstanding favourite Nha Trang.

If you’re making a choice between Phu Quoc and Nha Trang, keep in mind that, for all the change, Phu Quoc is still mostly unspoiled. That also means that accommodation, restaurant and nightlife options are limited but broad enough to cover most bases. Phu Quoc is delightfully mellow and restful experience - perfect for a quiet break with some island exploration. For now at least, the beaches are well ahead of Nha Trang’s for beauty and for serenity. More could be done about cleanliness in both places.

Phu Quoc will do well to avoid repeating the failures of Nha Trang, which has been widely condemned for overdevelopment and poor environmental protection. The signs are not positive however. There are big development plans for Phu Quoc too; which in Vietnam usually means casinos, golf courses and mega hotels.

Phu Quoc sits just 18 kilometres off the Cambodian coast and about 45kms from Ha Tien on Vietnam’s mainland. It played a modest part in Vietnam’s imperial past when Nguyen Anh, an heir to the powerful but besieged Nguyen clan, took refuge here during the late 18th century Tay Son rebellion. When he successfully fought back against the rebels and unified Vietnam, Nguyen Anh became the founding emperor of Vietnam’s final dynasty, the Nguyen dynasty. He assumed the name Gia Long and established the royal capital in Hue. His dynasty ended in 1945 with the abdication of Bao Dai in favour Ho Chi Minh’s communists.

In the past, Cambodia has made claims on Phu Quoc, in part on the basis of territorial proximity. Residents of the Cambodian city of Kep look jealously across the island from their beaches. Vietnam’s presence is well established however and dates back centuries.

During the Vietnam War, Phu Quoc became a prison for enemies of the US-backed South Vietnamese government though its prison days are less widely known than those of Con Dao, Vietnam's other prison island.

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Attractions in Phu Quoc

  • HAM NINH FISH VILLAGE

    HAM NINH FISH VILLAGE

    In hot summer days, traveling to Ham Ninh, visitors are likely to leave their bustling life behind

  • TRANH STREAM

    TRANH STREAM

    Tranh Stream is a terrific spot that tourists who once have chance to drop by Duong Dong town

  • PHU QUOC MAGIC WELL

    PHU QUOC MAGIC WELL

    The Magic Well, Gieng Ngu, is located 2 km away from An Thoi Ward

  • THE COCONUT TREE PRISON

    THE COCONUT TREE PRISON

    The coconut tree prison which is also known as “Phu Quoc Prison” is located in An Thoi Village, Phu Quo

  • SUNG HUNG PAGODA

    SUNG HUNG PAGODA

    Sung Hung Pagoda, following the Mahayana, is one of the oldest pagodas in Phu Quoc.

  • PHU QUOC BEACHES

    PHU QUOC BEACHES

    Coming to Vietnam, tourists shouldn’t miss Phu Quoc - one of the most beautiful islands - and undoubtedly the largest one in Vietnam

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