Phu Quoc Island, surprisingly one of the most beatiful places in Vietnam.
While the island's scenery is not as spectacular as the scenery in the islands of Thailand, it is nevertheless much more quiet and charming. There are plenty of long deserted beaches on the island.
A bay overlooking the coast of Cambodia - the mountains in the background are on Cambodia's mainland! The island is much closer to the coast of Cambodia than to the coast of Vietnam, and it actually used to be Cambodia's territory in the past. Its Khmer name is Koh Tral.
There were about 100 boats docked in this small bay, about half of them carrying a Cambodian flag! The Khmer fisherman offered me a ride back to Kampot in Cambodia, only 20 kilometres away...
Transporting goods from the shore to the boat.
Beautiful coastal scenery
A fish market in Duong Dong, the island's second largest town and port
Boats docked at a stream in the port of Duong Dong
Pepper plantations. Pepper in excellent quality grows on Phu Quoc - the island's #1 export.
A truly spectacular sunset
An Thoi, the main port of Phu Quoc
And this is already the Cai Rang floating market, not far from Can Tho, the main city in the Mekong Delta
A traditional house on the bank of the Can Tho river
A gasoline station for boats!
This is the Phong Dien floating market, a little further down the river. it is the most interesting floating market in Vietnam
Canals around Can Tho
Back on the main river, transporting coconuts!
More canals around Can Tho
Sunrise around Vinh Long, another Delta town
Canals around Vinh Long
A church on the bank of the canal
another gasoline station for boats
This is the Cai Be floating market, not far rom Vinh Long
Notice the beatiful cathedral on the bank of the river
A Cao Dai temple, a strange religion unique to Vietnam which has a wide adherence in the south of the country