Phú Quốc (Vietnamese: [fǔ kǔə̯k]) is the largest island in Vietnam. Phú Quốc and nearby islands, along with the distant Thổ Chu Islands, are part of Kiên Giang Province as Phú Quốc City, the island has a total area of 574 km2 (222 sq mi) and a permanent population of approximately 179,480 people.
Who owns Phu Quoc Island?
Phu Quoc as a French Protectorate
The Vietnamese authorities in Phu Quoc pledged loyalty and commitment to the French troops that had annihilated Ha Tien already, in 1867. Two years later, they (the French) occupied the island and set up coconut and rubber plantations throughout Phu Quoc.
How many days in Phu Quoc is enough?
If you’re short on time and budget, you should still spend at least 2-3 days in Phu Quoc if you truly want to enjoy everything on the island. A one-day trip to the Southern part and another short trip to the North is enough to get the whole island covered.
Is Phu Quoc nice?
There’s more to Phu Quoc than Long Beach
It’s beautiful, but it can get pretty crowded and it’s very built up. Usually, super touristy beaches aren’t my thing. But I did spend one lazy afternoon floating in the water and lounging on Long Beach – along with all the other tourists – and I had a great time.
How do you get around Phu Quoc?
For getting around on Phu Quoc Island, you have several possibilities. You can go by taxi, bus, boat, bicycle or motorbike. Renting a motorbike may be your best option for traversing the island’s roads.
Is Vietnam a poor country?
Vietnam is now defined as a lower middle income country by the World Bank. Of the total Vietnamese population of 88 million people (2010), 13 million people still live in poverty and many others remain near poor. Poverty reduction is slowing down and inequality increasing with persistent deep pockets of poverty.
How safe is Vietnam?
All in all, Vietnam is an extremely safe country to travel in. The police keep a pretty tight grip and there are rarely reports of muggings, robberies or sexual assaults. Scams and hassles do exist, particularly in Hanoi, HCMC and Nha Trang (and to a lesser degree in Hoi An).