Off the west coast of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, Phu Quoc island is the largest island of Vietnam. It has the same size as Singapore. This charming island is home to idyllic beaches, dense tropical forests and breathtaking sunsets, a perfect destination for travelers wishing to escape the bustling city life.
Exploring the dirt track byways of the forested isle, among scenic pepper plantation and long stretches of the white-sandy beach, is a hoot. Besides the activities on the beach, visitors can also explore traditional villages, expansive natural parks and beautiful Buddhist pagodas. From Phu Quoc, it is easy to hop on a boat to reach nearby uninhibited remoted islands with crystal clear water.
Phu Quoc is more than a lovely island, in contrast, this place is steeped in history. A visit to Phu Quoc Prison is a must-do. It was the largest prisoner camp in the south of Vietnam back in 1973, and now serves as a museum and memorial to depict the prisoners’ life and history of the camp.