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phu quoc island
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Phu Quoc, the largest island in Vietnam, lies in the Gulf of Thailand, 45 km from Ha Tien and 15 km south of Cambodia. Phu Quoc, in Kien giang Province, covers an area of 585 sq. km and is 50 km long.

Phu Quoc has many harbours such as An Thoi and Hon Thom where international and domestic ships can anchor.
Also, there are several historical sites on the island: national hero Nguyen Trung Truc's military base, Emperor Gia Long relics from the time he spent on the island and Phu Quoc Prison.

Off the coast there emerges a group of 105 islands of varying sizes. Some of them are densely inhabited such as Hon Tre and Kien Hai, 25 km from Rach Gia.
 
The population has undergone a dramatic increase over the last 20 years; there are 55,000 people living here now, while there were no more than 5,000 people in 1975.

Phu Quoc has also been called the Emerald Island (not to be confused with the Emerald Isle) because of its natural treasures and infinite tourism potential.

The area is well known for its high quality fish sauce; apparently it smells particularly good since it is made from a small fish, ca com, with a high level of protein.
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The island produces 6 million litres of fish sauce every year. The number of litres purchased by tourists is probably not too high.
 

 
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