Phu Quoc Island, also know under the name Pearl island, is biggest island of Vietnam and is a district of Kien Giang. Phu Quoc tourism is famous for beautiful sea, beaches, primary forests and ancient fishing villages. This island is an ideal destination of Vietnam. There is a list of 10 things to do when traveller stay there.
1, Enjoy the sunset at Dinh Cau Rock (Temple)
One of the many attractions in Phu Quoc is Dinh Cau Rock or Dinh Cau Temple, which is located at the mouth of the Duong Dong River in Duong Dong Town.
The beachfront here also is a good place to view the sunset and local life in the evenings. There are views of a small lighthouse in the distance and the beaches of the townspeople.
2, Diving to see corals in Hon Thom
Hon Thom is the largest island in the commune of Hon Thom. People live concentrated on the east and west shores of the island and tend to follow the seasonal winds that make the island interesting and special.
Visitors can reach Hon Thom by two kinds of boat. Cruise ships organize tours for fishing and diving on the coral reefs, and passenger boats, which travel between Hon Thom and An Thoi.
3, Bath at Dai Beach
With the white sands and the green, clear water, Dai Beach is one of the most beautiful and primitive beaches, as voted by the BBC. Dai beach’s coast is 1500 meters long. Many large trees grow straightaway along to the coast. This beach is new land of great potential which can help Phu Quoc Island develop its tourism.
4, Discover Ganh Dau
Ganh Dau is a destination that you should not miss in Phu Quoc. If Phu Quoc is called Pearl Island because of its shimmering, pure, wild and romantic beauty, Ganh Dau is the brightest pearl on the necklace.
Ganh Dau is located in the northern section of Phu Quoc, in which pristine forests, mountains, and seas remain intact. From the town of Duong Dong, you ride a motorbike back up the northern side of the island. Just out of a slightly crowded town you can see red dirt roads running through many peaceful villages.
The most enjoyable activity when you visit Ganh Dau is just swimming and viewing the borderland between Vietnam and Cambodia. If you like exploring, you can rent boats to come to two islands offshore: Hon Ban and Hon Thay Boi..
5, Visit Ham Ninh fishing village
Located 20km northeast of Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district, Ham Ninh village is renowned for its breathtaking natural scenery and peaceful daily life of local fishermen.
Visiting Ham Ninh, travelers have a golden chance to taste mouth-watering and healthful drinks and seafood like ginseng-seaweed water, “Tram” mushroom (a special kind of mushroom in the island), sea-horse soaking in the liquor and so on. And it is so great to lie on the sand, enjoy boiled flower crab meat and watch the stunning sunset on the beach. Before returning home, visitors can buy flower crabs, a bottle of sea-horse in liquor or some souvenirs made of shell as gifts for friends and family.
6, Learn about Phu Quoc Prison
Phu Quoc Prison was built in 1949-1950 by the French colonists to jail those considered especially dangerous to the colonist government. Many of the high ranking leaders of Vietnam were detained here in their earlier days. It is ranked as a special historical relic of national importance by the government of Vietnam. The most famous site in this prison is the “tiger cage”. The prison covers an area of 40,000 square metres. It was closed after the country united and opened for visitors later.
7, Pepper gardens
Phu Quoc pepper is very famous for its pungent aromatic taste. After visiting a pepper garden, you can buy some dry pepper as gifts for your friends and families.
8, Go to Phu Quoc Market
The market is bustling from early morning with all kinds of boats providing fruit and seafood. The everyday life of ordinary people on the island can be seen from this market.
9, Enjoy seafood at Dinh Cau Night Market
The market opens daily from 18h to 23h in Duong Dong town, where you can freely select and taste the delicacies that are not to be missed, such as lobster, herring salad and snails.
10, Sao Beach
On the east side of Phu Quoc lie some of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Getting to Sao beach is a bit tricky. You will need some local help to get here. If you take a taxi, it won’t be so difficult to find the place, however remember that it is a little isolated. There are a couple of restaurants here and one place with basic accommodation.
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