An Thoi township, situated on the southern tip of
the island. The An Thoi district consists of 15 islands stretching
to southwest form the town.
An Thoi is home to the main ferry port for services from Rach Gia
on the mainland, as well as the islands naval bases and the
majority of the islands fish sauce factories.
There are regular ferry services from Rach Gia but be careful to
travel only when the seas are calm (only a problem in the rainy
season), to avoid an unpleasant trip alongside nauseous
As a piece of trivia, it is alleged that U.S. Presidential
hopeful, John Kerry, was actually serving in An Thoi when he was
he was supposedly recovering from the injuries for which he later
received the Purple Heart.
An Thoi Port in war time (1965)
By Robert B. Shirley