Phu Quoc – The first island to a city

KIEN GIANG – With a population of nearly 180,000 people and an area of ​​573 square kilometers, Phu Quoc is the first island city in Vietnam.

Phu Quoc becomes a city as an important landmark, with Rach Gia and Ha Tien being the three pillars of economic development of Kien Giang province and the Mekong Delta. Phu Quoc city has 9 communal-level administrative units, including: Duong Dong ward, An Thoi ward and 7 communes: Ham Ninh, Duong To, Ganh Dau, Bai Thom, Cua Duong, Cua Can, Tho Chau.

In the photo is Duong Dong town, the administrative center of Phu Quoc island district, formerly Phu Quoc city.

According to the master plan of Phu Quoc to 2030, An Thoi town in the South of the island will become one of the three largest urban areas on Ngoc Island. With the current favorable conditions, An Thoi is expected to soon become the new economic and tourism “capital” of Phu Quoc.

Phu Quoc is located in one of the largest fishing grounds in the country, the Gulf of Thailand, favorable for developing fishing. With more than 3,500 boats participating in fishing. There are two rainy and sunny seasons in the year, the rainy season is 3 months a year, so it is convenient to catch anchovies, the fish that make up the famous fish sauce of “pearl island”.

The island city is surrounded by 150 km of coastline and the sea has 22 large and small islands, with many beautiful and famous beaches such as Bai Truong, Bai Khem, Ganh Dau, Bai Sao, Cua Can, …

The route around Phu Quoc island has a length of 100km including: Cua Lap – An Thoi; Bai Thom – Ham Ninh; Ganh oil – Duong Dong.

Phu Quoc has attracted 321 projects, tourist resorts with a registered capital of more than 340,000 billion VND, making the city quickly change skin.

Phu Quoc International Airport inaugurated in 2012 with a total investment of 3,000 billion VND. Phu Quoc international passenger seaport in Duong Dong town was started on April 29, 2015. The port can accommodate ships carrying 5,000-6,000 passengers. At the same time combine to exploit clean cargo containers. The jetty is 400 meters long, of which the main bridge is 240 meters long and 19 meters wide allowing ships to dock on both sides. A 1,020 m long bridge was built from shore to the jetty to bring passengers to the island.

The longest sea-crossing three-wire cable system in the world with 7,899.9 meters.

Amusement parks, zoos are ideal places to make the travel itinerary more attractive and more experienced.

Although influenced by the Covid-19 epidemic, in 2020 Phu Quoc welcomes more than 3 million visitors.

Projects with unique architecture located in prime locations are the highlight to attract visitors.

The night market on the long street has long been a spiritual dish to better understand the local culture and tourist services on the island.

At 8:00 p.m. on January 8, 2021, at An Thoi New Urban Area, the People’s Committee of Kien Giang Province held a ceremony to announce the Resolution of the National Assembly Standing Committee on the establishment of Phu Quoc City and its affiliated wards.