Coming to Phu Quoc Island, visitors are not only fascinated by its stunning beaches, but the historical sites, Buddhist shrines, and fishing villages that have stood the test of time.
Despite the rise of modern facilities, and international dining venues, visitors can still enjoy plenty of sightseeing opportunities during their holiday here. The following are the most attractions for Phu Quoc travel suggested by foreign visitors:
1. Enjoy the beaches:
Anyone who has been to Phu Quoc will be surprised that there are so many beaches. The island has many good beaches, like Long Beach on the western side, which is also the biggest and where most of the hotels are located. Bai Sao, on the east coast, is a favourite spot – possibly the best beach on Phu Quoc.
2. Dinh Cau Rock (Cau Temple)
Dinh Cau Rock, also known as Cau Temple, is an natural formation in Phu Quoc Island, which local fishermen pray to before embarking on fishing excursions. Located just next to the Duong Dong Fishing Harbour, it features a brightly-coloured lighthouse and Buddhist shrine, making it a popular photography spot among travellers.
3. Cao Dai Temple Phu Quoc
Cao Dai Temple is an religious site on Phu Quoc Island, which is founded in 1919 and rebuilt in 2008. Cao Daism is a monotheistic religion which combines Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, and Islam. It is well worth a visit to enjoy the spectacular architecture, paintings and tranquility it offers.
4. Duong Dong Market
Duong Dong Market is the busiest and largest outdoor market in Phu Quoc, where travellers can buy a wide range of fresh produce during its opening days. Visiting Duong Dong Market along Tran Phu Street, you can see group of fishing boats drop off freshly-caught seafood such as eel, squid, mackerel, barracuda, and shellfish, to be sold by local vendors. Phu Quoc Island is also famous of its fish sauce, mushrooms, peppers and cashew nuts.
5. Ham Ninh fishing village
Ham Ninh fishing village lies on east coast of the island. It is known as the oldest village in Phu Quoc Island. The residents mainly earn their living by diving for pearls and sea cucumbers, fishing and, in recent years, selling handmade souvenirs and seafood delicacies to tourists. From here, travelers can also enjoy relaxing sunset views of colourful fishing boats, Ham Ninh Mountain range, and the Hai Tac Archipelago.