Phu Quoc’s Mangrove Forest
The northern coast of Phu Quoc Island and some areas in An Thoi are home to the regions most sensitive ecosystem – the Mangrove Forest. The mangroves protect the island from floods during the rainy season and provides a channel for nutrients to flow throughout the Phu Quoc National Park. Phu Quoc’s mangrove forests are mainly concentrated along Bai Thom and Ganh Dau’s northern coastline and is a home to numerous plants, animals, and even people. The region is a up-and-coming ecotourism destination and organized tours to the mangroves will commence soon.
Species of Mangroves found on Phu Quoc Island:
- Rhizophora apiculata
- Bruguiera gymmorhisa
- Sonneratia alba
- Lumnitzera racemosa
- Ecoecaria agallocha
- Lumnitzera coccinea – *found on Phu Quoc Island only.
Phu Quoc Island Mangrove Forest Tour
The following is a tour of Phu Quoc’s Mangrove Forest & Phu Quoc’s Melaleuca Woodlands. The much sought after Tram Mushroom can be found here.