Being the largest island of Vietnam, located in the Southwest of Kien Giang province, Phu Quoc Island holds a marvellous attraction coming from its sightseeing, weather, animal, plants, etc.
In the 3-day-tour exploring this sparkling island, we’ve got lots of unforgettable memories as well as experiences.
There are 2 ways for tourists to get to Phu Quoc Island. One, is flying right straight from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. But in case you have time and want to experience the whole trip with more means of transport, the latter is traveling by rail trains.
In the first night, from Ho Chi Minh City, you catch the night coach to Ha Tien. Then in the next morning, you continue to get on the rail train to Phu Quoc Island at 8:00 am or 1:00 pm. 3 hours later, you now can reach your destination, the beautiful island. This below picture was taken at a wharf of Ham Ninh harbour, where we enjoyed the breathtaking sunset view before arriving at the Island.
One of the featured animals in this island is Phu Quoc Ridgeback dog. Its distinct identification from other breeds of dogs is the swirling hair on his spine. Especially, Phu Quoc Ridgeback burrow to lay and have a knack for hunting, climbing, swimming in the water well because of webbed feet like a propeller and a very short hair so Phu Quoc Ridgeback just get their body dry quickly. In addition, a Phu Quoc Ridgeback has a muscular body. There are wrinkles on the forehead, ears erect and tail curved over their back. Phu Quoc Ridgeback has lots of good characteristics: hunting and hunt very well, also a very good guard dog. At night, the dog is easy to detect the target, strangers and never give up. Moreover, they are very close and friendly to everyone not only their owners, especially the small ones.
Besides, Phu Quoc is also famous for its plant traditional product: black pepper. With a favourable climate and good soil, the island plans to focus on developing its century-long famous black pepper through improving the quality and increasing the economic value of the product. A local gardener said the district will invest in infrastructure, create conditions for farmers to access loans and expand the product’s market. The People’s Committee here will help attract more foreign and domestic visitors to the island and make Phu Quoc Black Pepper a famous brand capable of penetrating the global market.
Another lesser known food that is also grown in a fair abundance on Phu Quoc is the cashew nut. If you travel to the more remoter parts of the north around Bai Thom you’re likely to see all the cashew nut tree with there hugh pear shaped husks when in season and the far smaller cashew nut attached at the end. Harvesting and picking the nuts is very manual intensive work, however it’s interesting seeing all these trees.
Gành Dầu is a town located in the Northwest of Phu Quoc island. In the first days arriving at the Northern Island, we made a short visit and had lunch in this town. With wild and pure beach, Gành Dầu held in it a very attractive beauty.
Boats anchored in the Gành Dầu beach
This is the road crossing the Phu Quoc National Park, from Gành Dầu to Bãi Dài
With an area of nearly 600 quare kilometers, tourists can directly discover this island by motorbike. From this beach to another, the distance is up to 10-20 kilometers.
This beach is called “Long Beach” (Bãi Dài) just because of the 15 kilometer length to the Northwest. This is also a wild beach, pure and clean with white sand and tropical water. Along the beach, tourists may sometimes feel confused to find the ideal position where you can enjoy this wonderful sightseeing the best.
And one clue for you: Don’t worry about that, because everywhere you can stand on this island is deserved to be called the paradise.
After catching cute small fish themselves, tourists came to Sao Beach, the most beautiful beach of Phu Quoc. With pure blue water and soft white sand, this beach really deserves to be voted as one of five most beautiful beaches of the world.
Goodbye Sao Beach, on the return, they once again was attracted by the breathtaking sunset view on the sea, bobbing among water, sky and cloud of Phu Quoc. Leaving this island, they all felt regretful somehow. Coming back from this trip, they had a lot to tell others, about the snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, visiting fish-processing houses, wine-making factories or special food which had featured taste of Phu Quoc Island.