Quoc, the largest island in Vietnam, lies in the
Gulf of Thailand, 45km from Ha Tien and 15km south of the coast of
Cambodia. Phu Quoc Island, part of Kien Giang province, is also part of
an archipelago consisting of 22 islands of every size. The island covers
an area of 585 sq km and is 50 km long. 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 anchovy,
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, Gia Long King 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 every
size. Some of them are densely inhabited such as Hon Tre and Kien Hai,
25 km from Rach Gia. Visitors can spend time on the beach or hike while
observing the wild animals.