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PhuQuoc Vacations

One of the best beach resort of Vietnam is Phu Quoc Island, which covers an area of 567sq.km (about 62km long and between 3km and 28km wide), and its population is approximately 85, 000 (in 2001).
 
Phu Quoc is called the island of "99 mountains" because of its many sandstone chains gradually descending from the north to the south. The longest one is Ham Ninh which stretches for 30 km along the eastern edge with its highest peak called Mt. Chua (603m).
 
Phu Quoc has a monsoon sub-equatorial climate. There are two seasons in the year: the rainy season (October only) and the dry season (November to September). The average annual rainfall is 2, 879 m and the average temperature is 27oC. Trips to Phu Quoc can be made all year round, but the best time is dry season when the sky is always sunny, clear and blue.
 
Phu Quoc is also called the Emerald Island because of its natural treasures and infinite tourism potential. The island is well known for its high-quality fish sauce; Phu Quoc fish sauce smells particularly good since it is made from a small fish, ca com, with a high level of protein. The island produces 6 million liters of fish sauce every year.
 
Phu Quoc Island has many harbors such as An Thoi and Hon Thom where international and domestic ships anchor. Also, there are several historical sites on the island: National Hero Nguyen Trung Truc's military base, King Gia Long relics from the time he spent on the island, and Phu Quoc Prison.
 
Off the coast of the island emerges a group of 105 islands of all sizes. Some of them are densely inhabited such as Hon Tre and Kien Hai, 25km from Rach Gia. Visitors can spend time on the beach or hike while observing the wild animals.
 
It is possible to reach the island by either plane or boat from Rach Gia, Ho Chi Minh City ( 1 hour by plane), Rach Gia (2, 5 hours by hydrofoil).
  An Thoi Islands
An Thoi township, situated on the southern tip of the island. The An Thoi district consists of 15 islands stretching to southwest form the town. An Thoi is home to the main ferry port for services from Rach Gia on the mainland, as well as the islands naval bases and the majority of the islands fish sauce factories.
 Duong Dong Town
Duong Dong, the largest town on Phu Quoc Island, is situated midway along the west coast.
Duong Dong Town is the administrative, economical and cultural center of the island.
 Ham Ninh
Ham Ninh is located 18 km from Duong Dong on the east coast of the island. The shallow waters off Ham Ninh have made it necessary to build an incredibly long jetty that seems to stretch almost 1km out from the township. The town is set against the backdrop of Ham Ninh mountain, the largest on Phu Quoc, stretching 30 kms along the coast. It’s highest peak is Mt Chua (603 m).
 Phu Quoc National Park
Phu Quoc Natural Reserve was established in 1986 and in 2006 expanded to a total are of 37,000 ha with a new name Phu Quoc National Park. Phu Quoc National Park with diverse flora and fauna covers mainly the mountainous northern part of Phu Quoc (50% of the island)
  Phu Quoc Beaches
Phu Quoc island is still undeveloped for the time being and even during the high session there are still plenty of remote and empty beaches
 Bai Sao (Sao Beach)
The beaches on the south east coast of the island are widely regarded as the most beautiful in Phu Quoc, although getting there is not so straightforward. Bai Sao is about 5 kms North of the southernmost town of An Thoi but the lack of road signs and the language barrier can make the trip a hit and miss affair.
  Suoi Da Ban (Da Ban Stream)
Suoi Da Ban is situated about 6 kms due east of Duong Dong. It gets it’s name from the many table-like rock formations that make up the stream ("da" meaning "rock" and "ban" meaning "table")
  Suoi Tranh (Tranh Stream)
Suoi Tranh is located 7 kms west of Duong Dong about halfway to Ham Ninh on the east coast.
 Dinh Cau Rock (Cau Temple)
Situated by the mouth of the Duong Dong River, Dinh Cau Rock is considered the symbol of Phu Quoc where sand, sea, sun, and stone blend in perfect harmony
  Hung Long Tu Pagoda
Hung Long Tu Pagoda was built by a well known monk named Nguyen Kim Muon (1892-1946)
 Sung Hung Pagoda
Built in the early 19th century, Sung Hung Pagoda, with its original structure and intriguing statues, is well worth visiting.
 Phu Quoc Fish Sauce
For a completely unique experience visit one of the many fish sauce distilleries in either Duong Dong or An Thoi towns. Phu Quoc is famous for its production of very high quality fish sauce which is exported worldwide and is a major contributor to the islands economy. Fish sauce or "nuoc mam" is a dipping sauce which complements most Vietnamese meals to add a saltiness flavor