Phu Quoc (pronounced Phu Cok) also goes by the nickname 'Pearl Island' due to the extensive pearl cultivation in the waters surrounding the island.
About Phu Quoc
Located in the Gulf of Thailand in Kien Giang Province, Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest island. The island is 31 miles (50 km) long from north to south and 16 miles (25 km) from east to west.
Phu Quoc has a population of just over 100,000 residents spread out over 222 square miles (574 square kilometres).
The island is famous locally for its fish sauce and black pepper production but, more recently, has also become known internationally for its pearl farms.