Vietnam’s largest and most beautiful island is Phu Quoc. With less development and an unspoilt environment, Phu Quoc boasts some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Exploring the National Park is a must. The park consists of more than fifty percent of the island, with 8600 hectares of protected area. Countless species of rare animals and plants exist in the park for tourists to enjoy. This includes the globally endangered plant Paphiopedilum callosum, lorises, silver langurs and many more. The park can be explored by vehicles, but the best experience comes from a hike along the walking trails.
Those wanting a relaxing holiday want to go to Ganh Dau. Dubbed ‘Pearl Island’ because of its pure glimmering beaches, Ganh Dau is full of pristine forests, mountains and seas to explore. For divers, the true beauty of Phu Quoc is under the water, where they can explore the depths and the world of vividly coloured corals and marine animals.
At times in previous years, Phu Quoc was claimed by Cambodia and Thailand. Now the island is similar to a Vietnamese naval army fortress protecting this nationally preserved environment. Visit the Coi Nguon Museums located on a small hill upon Duang Dong Town to learn of this. The museums possess many antiques from the 15th century made of stone, pottery, bronze and fossilised wood. On the upper levels, discover the battles that commenced during the protection of the island.